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Knowledgebase : DCLG Guide to EPC (D)
A proactive approach to EPC compliance means having EPCs ready in advance of the trigger points at which they would be needed. For example, if a landlord has a block with a high turnover of tenants, then producing EPCs in advance of the requirement ...
An EPC is only required for a habitable unit if it is self contained. Where individual rooms in a building are rented out and there are shared facilities (e.g. kitchen and/or bathroom), an EPC is not required. This is because an EPC is only required...
Q. WHEN DID THE OBLIGATIONS TO PROVIDE EPCS FOR RENTED DWELLINGS COME INTO FORCE? A. 1 October 2008. Q. WHEN DID THE OBLIGATIONS TO PROVIDE EPCS FOR THE SALE OF DWELLINGS COME INTO FORCE? A. For the marketed sale of dwellings this requirement st...
Landlords providing emergency accommodation - where a tenant needs urgent relocation, are exempt from the requirement to make an EPC available before renting out the dwelling if there is no valid certificate and insufficient time to commission one. ...
A landlord is not required to produce an EPC when an existing lease is renewed; they only have to do so when a new tenant takes over the property.
The level of data already held by landlords is likely to vary considerably, depending on a number of factors: * the individual strategies, priorities and budget: some landlords may have chosen to collect and hold detailed data, others may not have t...
When landlords are planning an EPC compliance strategy some of the main issues to consider are: * the size of their portfolio * whether the portfolio is spread over a large geographical area, or concentrated in one location * the similarity of t...
An EPC is required whenever a building is built, sold, or let to a new tenant. This requirement was introduced in stages, beginning on 1 August 2007. An EPC is only required for a dwelling that is self contained - i.e. one that it does not share ess...
EPCs are not required on sale or rent for buildings due to be demolished, provided the seller or landlord can demonstrate that: * the building is to be sold or rented out with vacant possession * the building is suitable for demolition and * the r...
If an EPC has already been produced for a property, this EPC can be re-used for future sales or rental of the property. EPCs are valid for 10 years from the date of their production and can be re-used as many times as required within that period. If...
In the case of verbal tenancies, i.e. where there is no written agreement, it may not always be clear when the tenancy was made. The landlord should provide a copy of the EPC to the new tenant as soon as it becomes clear who will be taking up the te...