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EPC

Since 1st October 2008 a landlord needs to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) whenever a home in the social or private rented sector is let to a new tenant.

The certificate is only required for a property which is self-contained. It is not required when a tenant rents a room and shares facilities, where a tenant has a separate contract with the landlord.

The EPC and recommendation report must be made available free of charge by a landlord to a prospective tenant at the earliest opportunity and no later than when any written information about the building is provided in response to a request for information received from the prospective tenant; or when a viewing is conducted; or If neither of those occur, before entering into a contract to sell or let.

EPC's are valid for ten years and can be reused as many times as required within that period. If a newer EPC is produced within the ten year period, only the most recent one is valid.

Here is an example of what an EPC certificate looks like.

What is an EPC certificate?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) tell you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient homes - which should have the lowest fuel bills - are in band A.

The Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the property has on the environment. Better-rated homes should have less impact through carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The average property in the UK is in bands D-E for both ratings. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) includes recommendations on ways to improve the home's energy efficiency to save you money and help the environment.

Based on the domestic energy assessment by Poppy Residential's licensed domestic energy assessors (DEA) an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will be issued. See what the Domestic Energy Assessment involves.

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) shows ways on how to reduce your energy consumption and carbon footprint. These are often low cost measures which can be easily achieved with minimal cost, effort or disruption.

Contact us

Contact Poppy Residential and arrange a Domestic Energy Assessment for your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or ask any questions you may have. Have a look at a full Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) example by clicking here.