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    Default PANIC. How do we avoid breaking the law after April 6th with EPCs?

    So after April 6th we are in trouble if no EPC is commissioned.

    Do we say to landlords who know nothing about EPCs that we cannot market the property and lose out to agents who will carry on regardless?

    How should us agents approach this? Help and suggestions appreciated.

    Alan

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    Sigh! An agent actually asking "should I obey the law".

    How would you feel if your tenants or neighbours didn't bother with the law either?
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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    How about offering the EPCs in your setup / tenant-find fee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdearme View Post
    So after April 6th we are in trouble if no EPC is commissioned.

    Do we say to landlords who know nothing about EPCs that we cannot market the property
    isn't all of the above pretty much the way it is now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjlandlord View Post
    isn't all of the above pretty much the way it is now?
    Indeed jjlandlord, one wonders about an agent that doesn't realise EPCs have been compulsory for 4 years. Downside of agents not needing certification, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theartfullodger View Post
    Sigh! An agent actually asking "should I obey the law".

    How would you feel if your tenants or neighbours didn't bother with the law either?
    Quite.

    OP's username says it all, really.
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    lol - oh dear me indeed!
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    Thank you Snorkez, the only constructive advice so far. I had at one time
    offered to include an EPC as part of our fees, but concerned at landlords just giving it to other agents while my firm pay for it.

    Thank you again.

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdearme View Post
    I had at one time offered to include an EPC as part of our fees, but concerned at landlords just giving it to other agents while my firm pay for it.
    We're reaching unanimity that the choice of username was spot on, indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdearme View Post
    I had at one timeoffered to include an EPC as part of our fees, but concerned at landlords just giving it to other agents while my firm pay for it.
    You don't pay for it, the landlord does (through your fees). What he does with it once he has paid for it is up to him. Of course, he won't be going to another agency if your service is top-notch.

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