An Energy Performance Certificate contains:
- An energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years (or until a replacement is produced). In April 2018, a new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency was applied to all rented residential and commercial buildings. Both domestic and non-domestic private rented properties, which have an EPC rating below an 'E' now require some energy efficiency improvement or be registered with a qualifying exemption.
- Current and potential costings for heating, lighting and hot water for dwellings.
- A summary of the property's energy performance related features for dwellings.
- Recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property with explanations.
EPCs are required whenever a property is:
An EPC is required for potential buyers and tenants before a property is marketed to sell or rent.