Private residential landlords are legally required to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when renting out a home to new tenants.
An EPC gives you information on the energy efficiency and environmental impact of your property. It also gives your tenant an estimation of how much it is likely to cost them to run the property. The report includes recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of your property. EPCs must be undertaken by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor.
Do I need an EPC?
From 1st October 2008 where a dwelling is being let an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required but there has been Significant changes to these requirements in April 2012.
The following applies:-
- YES – Individual house/dwelling (i.e. a self contained property with its own kitchen/bathroom facilities)
- YES – Self contained flats (i.e. each behind its own front door with its own kitchen/bathroom facilities) – Each flat needs it’s own EPC.
- YES – Shared flats/houses (e.g. a letting of a whole flat or house to students/young professionals etc on a single tenancy agreement) – one EPC for the whole house.
- NO – Bedsits or room lets where there is a shared kitchen, toilet and/or bathroom (e.g. a property where each room has its own tenancy agreement)
We have negotiated a special deal of £40* for your EPC, This is anywhere in the UK. If you wish to order yours at this special rate (orders valid for 3 months) just fill in the form below or click, Order EPC for £40*
BEWARE – There are fixed penalties for failing to provide an EPC/make one available when required. The fixed penalty for dwellings is £200 per dwelling. There is a six month time limit for any enforcement action to be taken.
* Plus Vat
This is for a domestic EPC only. Should you require an EPC for any other property then please get in contact (with get in contact linked to email@example.com) Please complete the form to order your EPC.