2. Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:

built

sold

rented

You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent.

 

An EPC contains:

information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs

recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and it is valid for 10 years.

 

How to get an EPC 

You’ll need to find an accredited assessor if you’re selling or renting out your home

They’ll assess your property and produce the certificate.

You can be fined if you don’t get an EPC when you need one.

The person selling the house, the landlord or the letting agent must show you the EPC if you’re buying or renting.