We have one property with an EPC that was carried in 2014, that runs out in 2024. We weren’t aware of it being carried out and didn’t have to pay anything. We have no agent for that property and deal with the tenant directly, so we’re really not sure who carried out the EPC assessment. Bit of a mystery.
We have another property managed by a letting agent, and they’ve just told us that the EPC has run out, and that we need to pay £72 to get it renewed. We bought this property using the sales side of the same agency in Feb 2016. The sales documents for the property stated that the it had an EPC rating of D. We assume that means that an assessment would have been carried out and a certificate issued, but when we go on to the EPC section of the government website, the property isn’t listed! There are several properties listed in the same street – some with expired EPC’s, and most with current EPC’s. Should we therefore assume that the property didn’t actually have an EPC when we bought it if it’s not listed on the government website now, and if it didn’t have one, would it have been a legal obligation for the vendor to have provided one when we bought the property in Feb 2016? Thanks.