An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a guide that would-be buyers or tenants get when they look at a property. It shows how efficiently a home uses energy, the cost of running a home and recommendations of how to improve the energy efficiency of the property
We are required by law to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all properties within the first seven days of marketing. This certificate must be freely available and a copy supplied to all prospective Tenants before they enter into a rental contract. This certificate will remain valid for 10 years.
We have an arrangement with a local Domestic Energy Assessor to provide these certificates within the necessary timescale. Recent amendments to the law propose that from 2018 a minimum EPC standard of ‘E’ will be introduced for all rental accommodation and that from 2016 any requests from current tenants to improve their property to this minimum standard cannot be unreasonably declined. We advise all Landlords to take this into consideration when carrying out any improvements to their property.