The Answers You Need
What is an EPC?
Energy performance certificates are a rating system to summarise the energy efficiency of buildings in the EU
An EPC gives the property an energy rating from A, the highest to G, the lowest. It will also give advice on the estimated energy costs of a property along with recommended improvements that will make the property more energy efficient and cheaper to maintain.
Who needs an EPC?
The EPC gives prospective purchasers or resident’s detailed information about the energy consumption and efficiency of your property. It gives you information about how to improve your property’s energy efficiency.
Please note that for an EPC to be carried out there must be an adult present, whether it’s the homeowner or someone nominated by the owner over the age of 18.
Our energy efficiency advice includes help with finding available energy funding and grants, project costing and planning to meet the legislation standards as well as also showing varying options in how you can reduce energy costs by investing wisely in your property.
How can I order an EPC?
It’s simple, make an appointment via phone or email with one of our assessors, the appointment could take up to an hour and the certificate could be ready the same day.
Can I market my Property without an EPC?
An EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale
Can I rent my property without an EPC?
If you are interested in renting a property from a landlord or letting agent they must show you a valid EPC.
An EPC for properties vary by size and location. Please contact for more information.
How long does an EPC last?
An EPC lasts for 10 years. However if you have work completed that may improve the efficiency of your property it’s worth re-assessing.
If the property is for renting, then the EPC must be at least an E energy rating. Properties that are an F or G rating, cannot legally be let until improvements have been made to bring it up to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES).
The regulations will initially only apply upon the granting of a new tenancy to a new or existing tenant. From 1st April 2020 all private rental properties must achieve this energy efficiency.