Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required for all buildings when they are built, sold, rented out or have a change of ownership. Landlords and sellers must provide an EPC free of charge to interested parties at the earliest opportunity. Estate agents and other third parties must ensure that an EPC has been commissioned before they can market a property for sale or rent.
We work with several local companies and will submit a tender on behalf of our clients in order to obtain the best price from an independent supplier.
The EPC looks similar to the energy labels now provided with vehicles and many household appliances and is valid for 10 years. The EPC provides an A to G rating on the energy efficiency of a building. An A+ rating shows that it's very energy efficient. A recommendation report accompanies the certificate and provides practical advice on measures which may be taken to reduce the amount of energy consumed.
Buildings that don't need an EPC include: