In a block of flats, does the freeholder have any responsibility to get an EPC done? Or does ‘landlord’ mean just ‘leaseholder’?
I own a flat in a listed building and the lease prohibits any ‘development’ to the flat or any ‘structural or external change alteration or addition in or to the premises’. The windows are very large indeed and of an unusual design. I don’t see a way of improving the heat loss through them without completely changing their character. So I doubt the freeholder would allow it, even if I wanted to do it. Would I be exempt from doing that?
The epc recommends internal insulation of the walls. Does this count as ‘development’?
Ditto insulation of floors.
Also, having made enquiries, I am concerned that adding that insulation the walls would create problems of condensation. Could I apply for an exemption on that ground? (I assume I would have to prove probably moisture with some kind of professional report.)
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