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Energy Performance Certificate for Landlords

I have been in the lettings industry for over 7 years so I understand the pressure new legislation can put on Landlords.  No sooner do you get used to one (the deposit scheme being the latest one) along comes another.

From October this year Landlords will not be able to market their property for renting without having had an EPC issued.  The good news is that the government are currently saying that these will last for 10 years.


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Energy Performance Certificates for Rental Properties

From October 1st, 2008 all properties made available for rent will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

The report will be required for new tenancies only and will be valid for up to 10 years.

As you can imagine, come October the demand for EPCs will be massive, and with only qualified,


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Why Should You Use an Independent DEA or HI ?

As per the Housing Act 2004, property-owners are required to put together a Home Information Pack (HIP) prior to marketing their home/property for sale. This HIP essentially contains an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and other vital information that speed up the buying and selling process.


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Home Condition Report or HCR explained

What is A Home Condition Report ?

The Home Condition Report is an objective report on the physical condition of a property. The HCR is more or less like a 'health check' for the property and provides information that buyers, sellers as well as mortgage lenders make use of for property buying/selling processes.


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