We blogged from our Gloucester Road-based lettings agency offices last year about EPC ratings and legislation, and now further new rules came into force this month, which will affect all rental properties in Bristol.
As of 09th January 2013, all marketing must have (as a minimum) the EPC rating indicated. It is no longer essential to have the full EPC document, however if possible, the front page should be included.
Landlords in Bristol can access EPC documents at www.epcregister.com
All EPC’s are uploaded to this website and the EPC ratings must be shown for each property they are marketing – including bedsits.
Landlords, its time to really familiarise yourself with the EPC rating for YOUR PROPERTY. Don’t forget if the EPC rating is too low, you WILL need to improve the energy performance of your property. It shouldn’t be below an E rating.
We welcome this – after all, it gives tenants a better picture of the energy efficiency of the rental house or apartment in Bristol, energy costs are lower.
So, the property is more attractive, tenants stay longer, cutting out costly changeovers, too.
To find out more about EPC ratings, legislation changes, and the impact on tenants and landlords in Bristol, read this useful piece from the Landlords’ Guild.
If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol lettings agency, please feel free to get in touch here.