by Mick Roberts
14:57 PM, 26th February 2021, About 11 months ago 14
A landlord mate has sent me the below issues with Walsall Council and has asked for anyone’s help/experiences:
Have any of you had any trouble with the pilot EPC/MEES scheme that Walsall Council has undertaken. In brief, they are issuing landlords with Compliance Notices with £5000 fines if you don’t comply. This pilot scheme is set to be rolled out countrywide and will affect all landlords.
The issue I have with them centres around the EPC regulations that require all properties marketed for sale or let after 1st October 2008 needing an EPC. This fact is not in dispute with me, but only properties marketed or let after 1st October 2008 need an EPC, any with tenancies in place before that date that have had no change of tenancy agreement or modifications have never legally required an EPC because they fall before and thus outside of the regulations.
See this current Government tool that is used to determine if a landlord falls under the regulations or not. This document was last updated on 4th May 2020 and is the most current version of this Government document.
The NRLA are very clear that properties let before 01/10/08 fall outside the regulations, but Walsall council keeps saying an EPC is needed but without actually pointing to any legislation that substantiates their claim. Dealing with them feels like trying to knit with jelly!
Please Log-In OR Become a member to reply to comments or subscribe to new comment notifications.
Advice and implementation provided by a practising Barrister-At-Law with £10,000,000 of Professional Indemnity InsuranceBook Now
|“Account”||means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;|
|“Cookie”||means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 13, below;|
|“Cookie Law”||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;|
|“personal data”||means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and|
|“We/Us/Our”||Means Property118 Ltd , a limited company registered in England under company number 10295964, whose registered address is 1st Floor, Woburn House, 84 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AB.|
|Name of Cookie||Purpose||Strictly Necessary|
|JSESSIONID||Used only to collect performance data, with any identifiable data obfuscated||No|
|__cfduid||This cookie is strictly necessary for Cloudflare's security features and cannot be turned off.||Yes|
|Name of Cookie||First / Third Party||Provider||Purpose|
|__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz||First||Helps to understand how their visitors engage with our website|
|_fbp||First||Helps to understand how their visitors engage with our website|