Frequently asked questions about Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) when letting a property.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate?
EPCs rate property in terms of its capability to use energy efficiently. The property is rated on a scale of A (representing the most energy efficient property) to G (representing the least energy efficient property) rather like white electrical goods. It must be carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and the rating is produced based on the property’s CO2 emissions per m2 of floor area and provides details of where the property’s energy is being used, i.e., Heating, Lighting and Cooling etc.
Do I need an EPC?
It has been a legal requirement, since 1 October 2008, for all landlords to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate for their property before it can be let.
How long is an EPC valid for?
Valid EPCs will last for 10 years and can be used for multiple tenancies within that period.
How can I order an EPC?
Fresh are able to arrange for an EPC to be carried out on your behalf in order to avoid any delays letting your property.
The cost of EPCs can be between £90 and £120 (including VAT) depending on the size of the property.