Landlords told to 'make sure' they have an EPC certificate in place

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 13:04:44 GMT

            Property News - Landlords told to 'make sure' they have an EPC certificate in place

Landlords have been warned that they could incur fines if they do not provide tenants with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

The new guidelines state that from October landlords must provide prospective tenants with an EPC certificate and those that fail to comply will face a fine of £200.

Research from Paragon Mortgages has unveiled that 55 per cent of landlords are currently unaware of the legal requirements they are subject to.

John Heron, Paragon Mortgages' managing director, reminded landlords that they must be ready on October 1st and explained the benefits of the new system.

He said: "Making sure you have an EPC in place early will reduce the threat of void periods, as well as avoiding the possibility of an expensive fine. The government has targeted domestic energy use as a way of reducing carbon emissions and landlords have to play their part."

Paragon has produced guidelines to help landlords ensure they have an EPC certificate in place by October 1st.

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