EPC, Gas Safety & PAT Testing

For full details of the Energy Performance Certificate as well as the Gas Safety & PAT Testing please refer to our 'Guide for Landlords' available from our office.

An Energy Performance Certificate has been included with the Home Information Pack since their inception.

From October 1st, 2008 all lettings properties will require an EPC but other rules are different to HIP's. The EPC is required for all self contained rented properties whenever there is a new tenant. Once provided it is valid for 10 years however many times the property is let.

It is not required for existing tenancies, but it must be provided as soon as the property is re-marketed.

A landlord who fails to provide an EPC may be fined up to £200 and they may not charge the Tenant for the cost of the EPC.

We can provide our Landlords with the services of a suitably qualified EPC Surveyor (although a charge will be made in advance). Together with the EPC we will also include a Floor Plan of the property at no extra charge.

IF No Gas Safety Record is produced to the Agent - A Tenancy cannot commence. If you fail to comply with the law, prosecution could result in a maximum penalty of £5,000 for each offence, and if the case should go to the Crown Court, the maximum penalty could be unlimited fine or even imprisonment.

ALL Domestic Electrical installations at a property must be Safe, satisfactory and fit for purpose before Letting. In order to fulfil this obligation an NICEIC qualified and approved contractor should carry out either a Domestic Visual Condition Report or a Domestic Electrical Installation Periodic Report. Any repairs or recommendations highlighted as a result of the test will be the responsibility of the Landlord and they will need to be carried out before any tenancy can commence.

Visual and Full Periodic Electrical inspection reports must be carried out by an NICEIC qualified and approved contractor as listed on our system. The contractor should be issued with a Work Order which will provide details of access arrangements and any timescale in which it must be carried out.

Redbrick Lettings also require that PAT Testing should be completed by a suitably qualified NICEIC contractor.

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