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Energy Performance Certificates for Landlords

Order an Energy Performance Certificate for rental properties online.

Energy Performance Certificate
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  • Valid 10 years
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Energy Performance Certificates show the energy efficiency rating of a property.

An Energy Performance Certificate or EPC, is produced by a qualified Energy Assessor after having carried out an energy assessment at a property.  The energy performance certificate is then issued to the landlord or owner of the property.

Frequently asked questions

 Do I need to have an Energy Performance Certificate?

Any property in England, Scotland or Wales that is either being built, marketed for sale or To-let requires an EPC.  An Energy Performance Certificate details information about a property’s energy consumption as well as the typical energy costs in running the property.

Since the 1st of October 2008, Landlords letting property in the UK have had an obligation to make the Energy Performance Certificate available to prospective Tenants, otherwise they may face a financial penalty.

In England and Wales, Landlords letting a property must order an EPC for prospective Tenants before marketing the property.  In Scotland, Landlords have an obligation to display the Energy Performance Certificate somewhere in the property for Tenants to see it.  An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and it is valid for 10 years.

In 2018, EPC requirements changed for landlords through the introduction a minimum energy rating of 'E' or above for new tenancies

 How long will it take to receive the Energy Performance Certificate?

Once the Energy Assessor has conducted their assessment of the property, you will receive an email to confirm the EPC has been processed and a notification that it is available to view through your account should be with you in a matter of a few days.

 What does an EPC mean for my Tenant?

The energy efficiency of a property to let is measured by using the same calculations for all homes, houses and flats to rent. This allows Tenants to make an informed decision when they come to selecting a property to rent. A higher energy efficient property may be cheaper to run when calculating the cost of heating and fuel bills.  As a Tenant, if you are interested in renting a property then an EPC must be made available to you free of charge by either the Landlord or the Letting Agent.

 How do I order an Energy Performance Certificate?

If you have not done so already, register for a free Landlord account and place your order online for an EPC. You will receive an email after payment is made confirming your order. You will then be contacted within 48 hours by a Professional Energy Assessor to book a convenient time for them to visit the property to let.

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