Letting Agents ...
How will The new legislation affect me?
From October 1st 2008, if you are renting out your property, you will need to provide a certificate to any prospective tenant. There is no need to obtain a Energy Performance Certificate for an existing tenancy. Once obtained, a certificate remains valid for up to 10 years. If a valid Energy Performance Certificate still exists when changing tenants no new certificate is required. This applies to both private and social sector landlords and tenants.
How can Hipsco Help?
We have our own panel of over 2000 Domestic Energy assessors to call on, this gives us national coverage and a competative price stucture, we also have full online systems to enable you to control the EPCs ordered and have a fullonline backup at all times.
What can I earn from the EPC?
You can add an allownace to all EPCs sold, this is added at the ordering prossess and is not seen by the landlord of the property, all allowances added are paid to you weekly by Bacs, the allowance will help you with the extra burded of administration the EPCs may cause
Can I obtain an Energy Performance Cirtificate (EPC) before the 1st October
You can obtain an EPC for tenanted properties now, this will help avoid any delay from the 1st October, and remember that EPCs for rented properties are valid for 10 years, no matter how many times the property changes occupier.
When do I need to produce the EPC to a tennant?
The EPC and recommendation report must be made available free of charge by the landlord to a prospective tenant at the earliest opportunity and no later than:
- when any written information about the building is provided in response to a request for information received from the prospective tenant; or
- when a viewing is conducted; or
- if neither of those occur, before entering into a contract to let.
How much will it cost for an Energy Performance Certificate?
All our EPCs are £60.00 +vat
What do I do now?
It couldn’t be simpler, just register by clicking here or pressing the “sign up with Hipsco” Button on the right and fill in a few simple questions and you will receive an email confirming the registration along with a username and password.
If you require any help or training on the Hipsco system please call
0800 011 2110