2022 Update: EPC Rules are Changing

Energy Performance Certificates (or EPCs) have, until now, been barely significant when it comes to the Peterborough housing market. But it’s important to be aware that there are big changes afoot with regard to EPC requirements, and landlords in Peterborough need to pay close attention.

So, what changes are coming to the EPC requirements?

What kind of impact will those changes have?

Here, we take a closer look at the facts.

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Gas Safety Checks

As far as letting out a property is concerned, gas safety is a fundamental part of managing a tenancy and there are legal obligations that must be met to ensure that tenants are safe. The checks that need to be undertaken are part of the requirements to meet the Gas Safety Regulations 1998. In order to be compliant with the legislation a Landlord Gas Safety Record, commonly known as a gas safety certificate, must be issued by a registered engineer.

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360 Virtual Tours

Would you buy or rent a house you’ve never set foot in? Ever since the housing market was frozen a month ago, increasing numbers of locked-down house hunters have carried on the search for their next home virtually.

At first, it seemed as though estate agents efforts to adapt overnight were simply a way to keep business alive in a hostile environment. However, virtual viewings have proven so popular with lettings that it looks as if they are here to stay.

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Do you know about the new 5 yearly electrical checks starting from July?

It has been the case for a long time that rules for electrical safety for private rental properties in England have been too vague. As a result, the introduction of new legislation is something many people are welcoming. This includes our team here at PTL as we care about those we work with – both landlords and their tenants. It is our dedication with our work that has given us such a fantastic reputation. Consequently, many know us as a leading letting agent Peterborough can always count on. Continue reading “Do you know about the new 5 yearly electrical checks starting from July?”

Legislation and regulations for landlords

Letting agent Peterborough In order to ensure customer satisfaction, it is crucial to offer a helpful, honest, and professional service. This is what we provide to tenants and landlords alike. Everyone requires help at some point. If it involves a rental property, there is no one better to provide this than the finest estate agents Peterborough has. We offer as much value as we can to each and every client. Continue reading “Legislation and regulations for landlords”

Mistakes that new landlords should avoid

Letting agent PeterboroughDue to the nature of our business, we always strive for long term results. No landlord wants to have a tenant in their property for a few weeks only. They want them to remain for a longer period so they keep getting income and don’t need to constantly look for new people. We can assist clients in making this a reality by offering them the most skilful letting agent Peterborough has. Continue reading “Mistakes that new landlords should avoid”

Selecting the best tenant for your property

We are a lettings company that believes in being honest and professional with its clients, whether it is a landlord or a tenant. Additionally, it is our opinion that you need the help of the best people if you want to be successful. We are the top estate agents Peterborough has because we can meet everyone’s requirements. Whatever you need, we are ready to work with you. Continue reading “Selecting the best tenant for your property”

How you can protect your rental property this winter

We are getting to that point of the year where the temperatures start to drop and the evenings draw in. Nevertheless, the team at PTL don’t stop working; we are always keeping up with our efforts as the letting agent Peterborough trusts for a superior level of service. This is a period of change that everyone needs to acknowledge, including landlords. We help them to do just that. Continue reading “How you can protect your rental property this winter”