February 2020


Most landlords want to stay on the right side of the law but it’s easy to break the rules if you’re not aware of them in the first place. Here we’ve highlighted 5 things most likely to get you into trouble, so you can make sure you avoid making the same mistakes yourself! Advertise a property before ordering an EPCYou must show new tenants an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your property so they can see how much their gas and electricity bills are likely to be. It’s illegal to advertise a property BEFORE you’ve booked a surveyor to come and give your property an energy rating an issue an EPC, and you must include the rating in any adverts within SEVEN days of them being published. You should also give tenants a copy of the EPC when they move in. EPC’s don’t cost a lot and they last for…