Rental laws are on the agenda for the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) which wants to remind landlords that they may need to get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

If landlords have tenancies that pre-date October 2008 and are to end soon then they should ensure that they have a certificate.

The RLA reminds landlords that a certificate is not necessary for each new tenancy agreement but must be produced for those starting after 1st October last year.

New EPCs will last for ten years and should be shown to all new tenants.

Those who do not comply with the law could face a fine of £200.

Landlords should also remember that substantial savings can be made with the Landlords Energy Saving Allowance, says the association.

A guide to when an EPC is needed and where it is not required is available through the association's website.

The certificate does carry some exemptions including bedsits and student halls of residence.

Written by Sarah FieldADNFCR-2002-ID-19281445-ADNFCR

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