Landlords react 'positively' to EPCs

by Sarah Ashcroft

Landlords are reacting positively to the introduction of new Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) as they sign tenancy agreements and draw up property inventories, it has been claimed.

The National Landlords Association (NLA) says that it has already given out around 2,000 EPCs.

As a result, landlords are benefitting as potential tenants are more attracted to properties which have the certificate and are therefore likely to be comfortable to live in and energy efficient.

Anthony Zahra, a spokesperson for the NLA, said: "With the credit crunch, tenants are looking for lower fuel bills and landlords seem to be responding positively to this."

He also said that many landlords were already investing in energy saving measures for their properties before the EPC legislation was launched.

In related news, the National Landlords Association Scotland has warned Scottish landlords that they face large fines if they do not provide EPCs for any prospective tenants.

Published on: January 7, 2009

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