Energy Performance Certificates good news for "cash-strapped renters"

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 13:08:38 GMT

            Property News - Energy Performance Certificates good news for "cash-strapped renters"

Tenants will be pleased to learn that those landlords failing to supply an energy performance certificate (EPC) will face "considerable fines".

That is the warning issued by the National Landlords Association (NLA) who has said that from October the total amount OWED from UK landlords could exceed £500 million.

Renters will benefit from the certificates which require landlords to provide details of the energy efficiency of property and its environmental impact.

Properties that comply will have lower fuel bills which are "more attractive to cash-strapped renters", the NLA said.

Commenting on the imminent launch of EPCs, David Salusbury, Chairman, NLA, said: "Many landlords across the country are already investing in energy saving measures in response to a growing market demand for environmentally-friendly properties."

He continued: "the NLA, as always, is seeking to make it as easy as possible for landlords to comply with the new rules."

The NLA has recently launched has launched NLA EPCs, a new service which will provide landlords with the certificates for a fixed fee.

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