Gloucester Landlords facing EPC crackdown

The proposals include moves to give landlords who fail to manage a house in multiple occupation (HMO) correctly, shorter 12 month HMO licences rather than the standard five years. The council is also set to introduce fines for landlords where homes don’t meet energy efficiency standards and whose Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating is below an E.

Homes with low EPC ratings take longer to warm up and lose heat quicker, meaning energy bills can be higher and residents are exposed to cold related illnesses. Landlords whose properties fail electrical safety standards could be fined up to £30,000 and those who don’t install sufficient carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, up to £5,000.

If you are a Gloucester Landlord in need of an EPC or advice on how to comply with Council requirements please call 0208 522 0001 or email [email protected]

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