ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE


Assessors and certificate inspections

As of the 1st of October 2008 it became compulsory for all residential properties, newly available for let, to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate prior to the property being marketed. This is a Government directive to try to address the energy efficiency of homes in the UK. 

The EPC shows two ratings, the Energy Efficiency Rating of the property along with the Environmental Impact Rating. The EPC is valid for 10 years and we can recommend and arrange for a local dedicated Domestic Energy Assessor to carry out an EPC for our Landlords. Please call 01923-817848 to arrange an Energy Performance Certificate Inspection. Once your EPC is complete and you have signed and returned our Agency Agreement, we shall then be in a position to fully market your property to let.

The Energy Act 2011 commits the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to bring into force by 1st April 2018 regulations making it unlawful to let properties in England and Wales which do not meet a prescribed minimum energy performance standard (MEPS).  All rental properties which require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2012 will be within scope

The regulations will require landlords of Domestic buildings to have secured an EPC certificate with an E rating or higher in order to issue a new lease for a property. This will come into force on 1st April 2018.  The additional requirement to secure an EPC certificate for properties with existing leases will come into force from 1st April 2020.