An energy performance certificate (EPCs) shows the energy efficiency of a property and gives a rough idea on the costs of running the property. It is a legal requirement for landlords, or their agent, to advertise a property with a valid EPC and any potential tenant must receive a copy before they sign contracts, or move in.
The Fitness for Human Habitation Bill has passed through Parliament, receiving Royal Assent on December 20th 2018. The Bill is now an act of Parliament, making it law. The Bill will come into force on March 20th 2019.
On the 1st June 2019 the Lettings Fee Ban comes into force and there will be a lot of changes that everyone needs to be aware of.