Green for go on new EPC laws for buy to lets

It’s green for go for new-style energy performance certificates from April 6 and landlords or letting agents who flout the new rules could face a fine.

Energy performance certificate (EPC) laws are tightening and letting agents face more scrutiny from trading standards officers.

From April 6, every rental property – commercial or residential – must have an EPC commissioned before marketing to let.

The EPC must be available to anyone viewing the property and with any print or online advertising within seven days of the start of marketing.

Failing to meet the new rules could lead to a £200 fine.

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