Message to Estate and Letting agents
Elmhurst Energy issued the following communication to Estate and Letting agents:
Despite the outcome of the EU referendum Elmhurst Energy would like to confirm that the legislation for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) remains unchanged.
No changes have been made to current legislation and an EPC is still required to ensure legal compliance.
Penalties and charges will be applied if:
- on sale or rent the seller or landlord failed to make a valid EPC available free of charge to the prospective buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity or to the person who ultimately becomes the buyer or tenant
- on marketing the seller or landlord did not commission an EPC before the building was put on the market or the person acting on their behalf (i.e. estate or letting agent) did not ensure that an EPC was commissioned for the building
- the seller or landlord or a person acting on their behalf did not secure an EPC using all reasonable efforts within seven days of the building being put on the market. An EPC must be obtained 21 days after the initial seven day period
- the seller or landlord or a person acting on their behalf did not include the energy performance indicator in any advertisement of the sale or rental in commercial media
You can view our recent press release which looked at the referendum and its impact on the EPC here.
We hope you find this information useful and should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01455 883 250.