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  • Residential landlords now require Energy Performance Certificates

    A new scheme came into force at the beginning of October in England and Wales which requires all landlords to give new tenants a certificate showing the energy efficiency of their rented property. This will allow potential tenants to consider energy efficiency and fuel costs. An Energy Performance Certificate will be given to rented buildings, [...]

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    shop around on the web. Managed to find someone who did ours for £55 and you can subtract it from the HIPS pack later wehn you go to sell

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    • #3
      Some of these residents in Cornwall don't even pay for electricity any more - insulation so good, solar panels, and electricity meters that pay you for putting power back into the mains.

      Hopefully soon everyone will be doing this, surely?
      I think they're enjoying NOT paying their bills anyway!
      Pete
      New Homes Cornwall

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      • #4
        Pete is right here in what he is saying, and looking at this website seems to know his stuff with regards to eco builds.

        I am ware that their EPC certs can be so minimal its unbelievable - is the cost of building more expensive than your standard property?
        Worldwide Financial Planning is a specialist independent provider of Large mortgages.

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        • #5
          I understand you only need one of these every 5 years, but since the announcement any new tenancies must have the EPC ... costs vary from £60 to £80 for a typical BTL property.

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          • #6
            My letting agent told me it was once every 10 years.

            Lets face it, how much is a property going to change over 10 years, even 20 years. Surely, unless work is done on the property, it is still going to leak the same amount of energy all its life.
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            • #7
              It's just another uneccessary paper pushing exercise... renting is like buying, people make decisions based on their emotions. I mean, if a prospective tenant loves a flat/house, they're going to get it no matter what the EPC says!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Property Investment Leads View Post
                It's just another uneccessary paper pushing exercise... renting is like buying, people make decisions based on their emotions. I mean, if a prospective tenant loves a flat/house, they're going to get it no matter what the EPC says!
                Indeed! I'm absolutlyt agree!

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                • #9
                  I agree with with property investment leads, its a waste of time if you ask me, they tick a few boxes and the say grade A,B pointless

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