Guide to EPC

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required by law before a property can be marketed for either sale or rent. It is valid for ten years from the date of inspection. You must use an accredited domestic energy assessor who you can find on the EPC register website. We can help with arranging one for you if required.

An EPC contains information about how energy is used in a property and suggestions on how you can improve its energy efficiency. It may also include information showing which of these measures would be eligible for finance under the Green Deal scheme. An EPC also contains information about the volume of CO2 emissions. The ratings are shown on an A–G rating scale similar to those used for fridges and other electrical appliances.

The seller or landlord must provide an EPC free of charge to a prospective buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity. A copy of the EPC must also be provided to the successful buyer or the person who takes up the tenancy.

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