EPC Question – Validity Mid Tenancy?

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15:21 PM, 12th March 2015
About 4 years ago

EPC Question – Validity Mid Tenancy?

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EPC Question – Validity Mid Tenancy?

I am wondering if a tenanted property with an EPC, that runs out next year, needs to be renewed whilst the tenant is in residence in the property or if it needs to be renewed before marketing the property again at the end of the current tenants tenancy? EPC Validity Mid Tenancy

I am struggling to find a clear definition of the regulation.

Cheers,

Mike



Comments

Jan Martin

15:54 PM, 12th March 2015
About 4 years ago

I thought that EPC certificates only started in 2008 . My understanding is that you do not have to renew for 10yrs .
I am sure another will read this and if i am wrong will let me know .

Gary Nock

0:14 AM, 13th March 2015
About 4 years ago

You only need an EPC when marketing the property. A copy of tbe EPC should be provided to the tenant upon occupancy and its rating made available in marketing materials and upon viewing.

And a lot of notice they will take of it. But that's the EU for you.

Alan Loughlin

10:33 AM, 13th March 2015
About 4 years ago

never yet has a tenant shown even the slightest interest in these, they do not even know what they are and even less have any interest in them, all this sort of stuff gives the anti EC lobby ammunition, we need to stop this sort of beaurocratic nonsence.

Roanch 21

14:25 PM, 19th March 2015
About 4 years ago

I've never ever done one of these EPC's. I've marketed my properties loads of times privately since these came into force and never been asked to see one or told to go and get one.

The consequences to landlord of not having one: they (the powers that be, whoever they are) just might spot this oversight on your part and advise you to go and get one done.

The benefits to landlord of not having one: £50 in your pocket, less admin, less paperwork to file.

The benefits / consequences to tenant: none if they're not even going to look at it.

Just my personal opinion - DYOR - I'm not an expert.

John Daley

14:47 PM, 19th March 2015
About 4 years ago

Hi Mike,

The EPC has a validity of 10 years and you must have one and make it available to prospective tenants or purchasers before marketing your property.

If you substantially change the property, it's heating or insulation the old EPC is invalid and you will need another one to let or sell a property.

It is an offence to let a property without an EPC and you could be fined £200 per instance. This means that if you have five rooms let seperately the fine is up to £1000. Having said that the enforcement is patchy at best.

In your case I would say that if your current tenant stays in residence past the expiry of the current EPC you will not need a replacement till you relet.


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