Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

An EPC is a certificate containing information about a property's:

  • Use of energy and associated costs
  • recommendations on how to improve efficiency and reduce energy costs

An EPC must be ordered prior to putting your home on the market.  Failure to do so could lead to a fine.

An EPC must also be provided when a new property is built or rented out.

EPC's are awarded following an energy assessment survey carried out by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).

See also:  Does my home have to have an EPC before it can be sold?

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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