As a Landlord one of the most important things you need to remember is to ensure your property is gas safe and meets the EPC requirements set out by the government. Amco Management are equipped to ensure your property stays up to date with these legal requirements.
Energy Performance Certificates
An Energy Performance Certificate rates how energy efficient your building is using grades from A to G. EPCs are needed whenever a property is: built, sold or rented and must be arranged before you market your property to sell or rent.
The Energy Performance Certificate provides details on the energy performance of the property and what you can do to improve it.
As of the 1st April 2018 a requirement was put in place to ensure any privately rented properties meet the minimum energy performance rating of E on an EPC.
Within the management package, if your EPC is an F or below our maintenance team are available to advise you on suitable actions to raise the energy performance rating and reducing the amount of time your property stands vacant.
All EPCs are valid for 10 years.
Gas Safety Certificates
As a landlord, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that each rental property you own has an annual safety check on all gas appliances and flues that are provided in the rental property. This must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer and a record of each safety check must be retained for future reference.
The three main responsibilities in gas safety under UK law:
- Maintenance: ensure gas pipework, appliances and chimney/flues are maintained in a safe condition.
- Gas Safety Checks: conduct an annual gas safety check carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
- Record: a record of the annual gas safety checks need to be stored for at least 2 years.
Safety and sustainability are at
the heart of everything we do.