An EPC indicates the energy efficiency of your home with a rating between A and G
All rented properties must have at least an E rating for their EPC
EPCs are carried out by qualified electricians and last for the duration of the tenancy
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Purchase an EPC whilst listing your property and we’ll find a time and date that suits you. A qualified electrical engineer will come to the property and carry out an official test, giving it an energy-efficient rating from A to G.
Once the engineer has completed the EPC check, you will receive an official certificate stating the property’s energy efficiency. The certificate lasts for 10 years or the length of the tenancy if it runs over the initial 10-year period
EPCs can’t fail, as such. Your home will be given a rating between A and F, with A being the highest. Under new regulations, rental properties must have a minimum rating of E.
You can book an EPC online, but a domestic energy assessor will need to carry out a physical survey on your property.
Each EPC lasts for up to 10 years. However, if your tenant is in the property after the EPC expires, you won’t need to get a new one until a new renter moves in.
If you don’t have access to a copy of the EPC, you should be able to retrieve it online by logging into the Landmark Register.
An A rating indicates a highly energy efficient home that will be cheaper to run than homes with a rating lower than A.
A temporary building that will be used for less than two years is exempt from getting an EPC. As is a place of worship or for other religious activities, an industrial site, workshop or non-residential agricultural building that doesn't use much energy.
An EPC lets potential tenants know how much they will spend on energy bills each month. It plays a vital role in helping renters make a decision about moving into your property.
As the landlord, you pay for the EPC – though you can offset the cost against your tax returns.
It is a legal requirement to have an EPC when a building is sold, rented or constructed.
If the EPC expires during a tenancy, it remains valid until the renter moves out of the property.