EPC Regs from 1st Apr

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    EPC Regs from 1st Apr

    For existing tenancies that currently do not have an EPC (long term tenants that pre-dated the EPC rules), am I correct in my assumption that these situations fall outside of the legislation scope until you have to re-let?


    #2
    Which country? NI, Wales...
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      ah sorry, england

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        #4
        You have to be sure your property is within the legal range of EPC scores.
        I don't see how anyone can do that unless they have a current EPC - given that the scoring changes from time to time.

        Not tested anywhere yet, obviously, so that's just an opinion.
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #5
          http://www.energylivenews.com/2019/0...nt-properties/

          From 1st April 2020, all domestic properties that are being let must have an E rating or higher, regardless of tenancy status.

          If a residential property is found to be below standard, fines of up to £5,000 could be levied for every three months the property remains below standard and landlords may also incur a “name and shame” public penalty notice.

          Tenants cannot be evicted during this time on the grounds of failed EPC, neither can it be rented out again until the standard has been met.

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            #6
            Ah, well there's another little fiddle for recalcitrant tenants: Wait until your existing A-E EPC runs out, don't admit new EPC assessor, but complain to the council that your property is 'illegal'.

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              #7
              Originally posted by JK0 View Post
              Ah, well there's another little fiddle for recalcitrant tenants: Wait until your existing E+ EPC runs out, don't admit new EPC assessor, but complain to the council that your property is 'illegal'.
              Yep. Saw that coming a while ago.

              All expiry dates in the calendar and done as the get close to expiry.
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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