Energy performance Certificate service helps landlords let property

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 13:17:22 GMT


            Property News - Energy performance Certificate service helps landlords let property

Landlords who are keen to ensure they are compliant with energy efficiency laws will be pleased to hear about a new service offered by a specialist mortgage lender.

Landlords who are keen to ensure they are compliant with energy efficiency laws will be pleased to hear about a new service offered by a specialist mortgage lender.

Paragon is launching a new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) service to help landlords get ready for new energy efficiency legislation being introduced on October 1st.

John Heron, Paragon's director of mortgages, explained the importance of the new system: "Landlords can't afford to bury their heads in the sand when it comes to EPCs."

He continued: "If they don't have an EPC in place by the start of the October deadline then they run the risk of not being able to let the property quickly when looking for a new tenant, and that could result in unnecessarily long void periods."

According to Paragon, those buy-to-let investors that have spent time and money on energy saving measures will stand out from the crowd and attract tenants more easily.

An EPC is valid for ten years, unless a property is being sold, and those landlords holding a valid EPC will not be required to obtain a new certificate every time they re-let a property.

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