The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal document that provides details on the energy efficiency of a property. It looks at heating costs and carbon emissions, grading your home from A to G. It also provides information on the average cost of energy bills, with suggestions on how to save money with certain energy efficient measures.
It is a legal requirement for all rental properties to have a valid EPC, prior to tenants moving in. The certificate is valid for 10 years, and may well already be present, if you have recently purchased the property you are letting.
The responsibility of ordering the EPC is with the landlord, however we can of course arrange this should you wish. As long as it has been ordered, the EPC does not need to be available when you first start marketing your property to let.
How is an EPC presented?
The EPC displays two graphs. With the first including an energy rating, which measures the homes overall efficiency. If a property receives a high rating then it is more energy-efficient and this means that the energy bills are likely to cost less.
An environmental impact rating is displayed on the second graph. This measures the impact on the environment and the emissions from carbon dioxide. This rating will provide a list of cost-effective measures and the potential rating of the building if these are installed.
If you need any more help with the necessary documents behind your home move then contact us today and talk to a trained member of staff.
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