Did you know that landlords are required to have an EPC which is less than 10 years old at the point they market a property for rental to new tenants? If you don’t comply with these requirements, you could be fined up to £1000.
The Scottish Government has also committed to introducing regulations requiring private rented sector properties to meet a minimum energy performance rating before they can be let to tenants. It is likely that these will require properties to have a minimum rating of D in due course.
It has never been more important to understand the likely environmental impact of your property and to consider improvements that can be made to overall efficiency. Tughan & Cochrane Ltd are accredited by Elmhurst Energy and we are qualified to carry out a domestic energy assessment on your behalf. Please call 01463 224777 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Legionnaires’ Disease is a pneumonia like illness caused by the Legionella bacteria and can be fatal. The infection is caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the bacteria. Legionella bacteria are found in the natural environment and may contaminate and grow in water systems, including domestic hot and cold water systems.
Landlords are now under a duty to ensure that the risk of exposure to tenants, residents and visitors by Legionella in the hot and cold water systems of their property is assessed and controlled.
Tughan & Cochrane Ltd are happy to offer an in-depth, professional risk assessment to ensure that landlords are compliant with the latest Health & Safety Executive recommendations. Our assessments are offered at a competitive, fixed priced. Please call 01463 224777 for more information or to schedule an appointment.