September 23rd, 2023

What is an EPC?

If you are putting your house on the market or looking to rent it out you’ve most probably heard your agent mention you will need an EPC.

EPC stands for ‘Energy Performance Certificate’. This is a document that details how environmentally friendly a property is.

Usually, your score will be determined during a home or commercial survey. There are 7 ratings from A-G, with ‘A’ being the most efficient.

EPC ratings were introduced in 2007 and demonstrate to tenants or buyers how energy efficient a home is. Having a good rating will make your property far more attractive, so it’s a worthwhile investment if you’re putting time into improving this.

An EPC lasts for 10 years, however if you are renting a property a new EPC is required on the change of tenancy.

You are legally obliged to have an EPC before placing your home on the market unless your property falls within the exempt category, but don’t worry if you are selling your home through me I will discuss this with you and instruct an EPC assessor if necessary.

Interested to know what your home energy rating is or at least if you have a valid EPC then click on the link below and pop in your postcode.


Need some advice on selling your home 🏡 then complete my simple “contact me” form and I’ll be in touch to discuss your needs 😊

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Ps Landlords EPC legislation is changing are you up to speed? Need some help then get in touch. 😊