An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC, contains information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs, and 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 is valid for 10 years.
As a landlord, it is a legal requrement for you to order an EPC for potential tenants before you market your property to rent.
To obtain an EPC you need to find an accredited assessor, who will assess the property and produce the certificate for you. Any potential tenant can ask you to show them the certificate. You can be fined if you don’t get an EPC when renting out a property.
An EPC is available for anyone to view and you can look at other properties’ EPCs free of charge. This link will take you to the government website where you can do a search. if you don’t want other people to be able to see your EPC, you can opt out of the EPC register.
We are able to supply an EPC when you rent out your property through us, please contact us if you need more information.