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The Energy Performance Certificate

What is an EPC and When Do I Need One?


An Energy Performance Certificate provides a property with an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. The EPC contains information on a property's energy use, typical energy costs and recommendations on energy-saving measures.

Valid EPCs are a legal requirement whenever a property is built, sold or rented.

It is important to note that in order to rent your property it must achieve an Energy Efficiency Rating of E or above.

How Can I Check for an Existing EPC?


In England, an EPC is accessible online via the UK Government's central registry for EPCs. Here, you can search using your property's post code to receive a list of properties within your post code with registered EPCs. The registry shows whether it is valid or expired. If your property is not listed, then typically it has never had an EPC lodged and would require an order of a new one.

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To enquire about ordering a new EPC, please contact us.

Energy Efficiency Rating Chart
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