The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Energy performance certificate
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a guide showing:
  • How efficiently a home uses energy
  • Estimated costs for power and heating
  • Recommendations for improvements and potential savings
As a general rule, an EPC is required each time a home is put up for sale or for rent. The requirement for an EPC has been the law since 2008 (2009 in Scotland) and once undertaken they are valid for 10 years. As a seller or a landlord, if the property is without a valid certificate, this needs to be organized before you put the home onto the market. From April 2018, landlords of non-exempt properties will be required to achieve a minimum rating of ‘E’ on their rentals property’s EPC and face a fine of up to £4,000 for failure to meet this efficiency requirement. Edwards can arrange EPC completion, carried out by an accredited domestic energy assessor, on your behalf along with an explanation of the contents of the certificate if needed, at a very competitive price based upon the size and location of your property.