Air-conditioning: is there life in the freezer?

When acquiring a new investment property with an asset life extending beyond 2015, enquiries should be made to establish whether the air-conditioning plant at the property: contains hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs); has been retrofilled with alternative gases; and is a system not containing HCFCs.

In each circumstance due diligence will be required to establish what steps the seller has taken or planned in relation to the air-conditioning plant and to what extent the seller has involved its tenants in the decision-making process…

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