10:22 AM, 16th January 2023, About 9 months ago 18
Hello, We all know that you are legally required to obtain an EPC on a property you let, and you are also required to give a copy to the tenant before they enter and AST etc…but…
Are you legally required to actually show this to the Council?
This may sound like an odd question but from what I can see you can only be prosecuted if you fail to actually have one carried out (by Building Control within a council apparently) and (by Trading Standards ) in the case of a LL failing to give a copy to the tenant. (Outside the issue of an eviction setting).
There seems to be no obligation (legal or otherwise?) for anyone (owner or agent) to give an actual copy to the LA even if they ask to see it.
The date it was carried out and valid date too, plus the unique reference number is a way of proving that surely – so ticking the box?
It would then be up to the Council to then follow this up by looking at the public EPC register.
Or of course they could contact the tenant for a copy?
Is this correct?