A LANDLORDS GUIDE TO THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE

 

What is an EPC?

 

An EPC is an Energy Performance Certificate.

 

 

What are the legal requirements?

 

On 1st October 2008 new legislation came in to force in England and Wales which requires all new rental properties to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before any viewings can be carried out or written property details provided to any perspective tenants. 

 

What is the purpose of an EPC?

 

An EPC provides information about the energy performance of a property.  All EPC’s come with a recommendation report.  This report provides advice and suggestions on improvements a Landlord can make to a property to save money and energy.

 

What happens if you fail to comply?

 

 

If you fail to comply you could be subject to a potential penalty of £200 per day, up to a maximum of £5,000, for a breach of the legislation.

 

How much will it cost?

 

The cost of an EPC will vary.  Tates can arrange an EPC on your behalf .