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6th April 2020

EPCs and COVID-19

By Mark Hurst

The government has now issued the following guidance in relation to EPCs:-

  • Legal requirement to obtain an EPC before selling or letting a property remains in place.
  • EPC assessments should only be conducted in accordance with government advice on home moving during the COVID-19 outbreak (please see here).
  • LEPC assessments should only be carried out if they can be conducted safely.

If a property is vacant, an EPC can be carried out. If a property is occupied, parties must endeavour to agree that the transaction can be delayed so that an EPC assessment can proceed when stay-at-home measures are no longer in place. No assessments should take place if any person in the property is showing symptoms, self-isolating or being shielded.

Full guidance can be found here. For any other guidance relating to how the current situation is affecting property transactions and landlord/tenant issues feel free to contact the Hamlins LLP team for a “no cost” chat.

EPCs and COVID-19

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