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

You must have an EPC if:

  • you rent out or sell the premises
  • a building under construction is finished
  • there are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems

An EPC contains:

  • information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
  • recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money

You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants to see before you market your property to sell but we have a number of local companies that we use.

Note: You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rate-able value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.