EPC

Compliance

Things Landlords Should Be Aware Of

With over 150 forms of landlord law, the complexities of drawing up a tenancy agreement and the continuous maintenance of the let, letting a property is getting more and more difficult. As a letting agent, you should elaborate on this when trying to win business from your landlord, convincing them to turn to a managed strategy. Below we’ve outlined key things your landlords and yourself as a letting agent need to consider. 1 Repairs Ensuring you correctly manage your repairs and maintenance will not only allow you to successfully serve a Section 21 but will also keep the property in good condition, reducing the risk of the tenant living in conditions unfit for human habitation. Openview’s Task Manager ensures tenant’s report repairs, instantly, online to yourself, meaning you can consult the contractor immediately, resolving the repairs process. 2 Tenants Knowing your tenant is an important part of letting a property. …

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Compliance

What’s Your EPC?

In terms of the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), new legislation has recently been announced in the private rental sector. From April 1st 2018, agents must have ensured their property meets E on the EPC scale should they wish to let it under a new or renewed tenancy unless you qualify for an exemption . By April 1st 2020, all existing tenancies must meet a minimum of E on the scale. The target is to raise the legal requirement to D by 2025 and C by 2030. If a property is found to have breached these regulations, the agent or landlord is at risk of a £4,000 civil penalty. If a property cannot achieve these ratings by the time stated, it will be banned and made illegal. Below we’ve outlined everything a property professional can do to ensure they meet these changes. What is an EPC? An EPC is a legal …

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