Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:

  • built
  • sold
  • let

Since April 06 2007, if you're selling or renting your home, you’re required by law to have an EPC prior to your property being marketed. 

An EPC contains:

  • information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
  • 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 it is valid for 10 years. An EPC must be carried out by a qualified Energy Assessor and if you don't get an EPC when you need one, you (the home owner) is liable for the fine that may be imposed - not the estate agent.

Therefore we insist that every property that we market has an EPC prior to marketing. We can arrange this for you with a local energy assessor.

If you’re buying or renting then the person selling the house, the landlord or the sales or letting agent must show you the EPC.