Gas, Electric and EPC certificates

ByHastings Property Services

Gas, Electric and EPC certificates

At Hastings Property Services we aim to provide every service that a landlord or property owner would require, and this includes Gas, Electric and EPC certificates.

Using specially trained local tradesmen, we can supply the certificates that are legally required, together with those that you really should have as well. If certificates can’t be issued, our trades people can supply a quote to bring your installation up to standard.

Gas:

The landlord is responsible for the gas pipework and appliances supplied within a property. It is the landlords responsibility to carry out an annual gas safety check on the installation, and supply the tenant with a copy of the gas safety certificate.

We can assist with getting this booked in, issuing reminders, getting the engineer to the property, and issuing the certificates. Our prices start from just £75.

Further details on Gas Safety Checks can be found on the Gas Safe register here: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/renting-a-property/information-for-landlords/

Electric:

Electric checks should routinely be carried out, to ensure that the electrical system within a property is safe. The landlord is responsible to ensure it is safe when the tenants move in, and maintained in a safe condition for the duration of the tenancy.

The inspections are called EICR, and were previously called a ‘periodic inspection’. We can arrange for a qualified electrician to gain access to the property, and conduct the test. Every property we take on and manage must have had an EICR in the last 5 years.

EPC certificates:

An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is required from when you begin marketing the property. It must be available for all potential tenants to see. A property must have a minimum rating of ‘E’ in order to be marketed.
We require that HMO properties / rooms that we manage have an EPC on the building. In order to be able to issue a Section 21 notice (should there be a need to remove the tenant), an EPC must have been issued. Whilst there is ambiguity if this is needed for HMOs or rooms, for the cost of the EPC and the length of time it last for, it makes sense to have one.

An EPC certificate is valid for 10 years.

 

We offer a simple solution for our landlords, and can manage all of the above services for landlords. Contact us to discuss your needs, and see how we can help you manage your property.

 

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Hastings Property Services are based in Hastings, East Sussex. They provide a full range of property management and services to clients throughout the South East.