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Member said: Posted on: 06/04/2012 00:00

The flat that I rent out is part of a large block with a central boiler for heating and hot water. The fuel and boiler maintenance costs are therefore part of the service charges. I am liable for service charges and pay them from the tenants rent.

I understand that at the next change of tenant I will need to obtain an EPC but neither the tenant nor myself as landlord can have any direct influence on either the heating installation or building fabric. I had expected this situation to be one of the listed exclusions.

Getting the EPC will be a rather pointless excercise. Are their firms that would provide one relevant for the whole block of 53 flats at some reduced charge?

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