Latest guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Energy Performance Certificates

Latest guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Energy Performance Certificates

We urge members to read the latest MHCLG advice on meeting the regulatory requirement to secure a valid Energy Performance Certificate on marketing a property during Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, last published 8 Jan 2021.

The legal requirement to obtain an EPC before selling or letting a property remains in place.

Energy assessments can continue in both domestic and non-domestics properties and should only be conducted in accordance with:

 

PROTECTING EVERYONE

Where it is possible to conduct an assessment safely, assessors should communicate with households prior to any visit to discuss how the work will be carried out to minimise risk for all parties.

In accordance with NHS advice, assessment visits should not take place in properties where anyone is symptomatic or self-isolating.

Landlords should consult tenants on whether it is appropriate for an assessment to be conducted, based on the tenant’s personal situation.

Landlords should also seek further information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the enforcement of standards in rented properties.

If you are unable to undertake an assessment for which you have been booked, you should seek to reschedule your appointment when it is safe to do so.

Please read the full guidance on the Government website HERE.

If you have any additional queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact ecmk on 0333 123 1418.

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