Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Looking for a copy of your EPC or want to check if your report is due to expire?

What is an EPC?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:

  • built
  • sold
  • rented

An EPC contains:

  • information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
  • recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

The EPC provides potential buyers/tenants of the energy efficiency of a property and ultimately give an idea of what they can expect from their energy bills.

Included in the EPC is valuable information the home owner can use to improve the energy efficiency of the property.

How is an EPC produced?

One of our qualified Domestic Energy Assessors will visit the property and examine certain aspects of the building such as wall construction, the heating system, windows and doors, loft insulation and property age.

The assessor will then input the data into a software program that will calculate the estimated energy efficiency of the building and produce an EPC.

Who can create an EPC?

An EPC must be produced by a qualified ‘Domestic Energy Assessor’ who is registered under an approved certification scheme.

We are accredited by both Elmhurst Energy and ECMK, who regularly audit our work to ensure quality and compliance.

EPC future C Band requirements

Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings (No. 2) Bill (England and Wales) To meet its net-zero emissions target by 2050, the Government has proposed raising the minimum energy efficiency standard in rented homes to ‘C’ by 2030.

Following the Government’s consultation on the matter, the Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings (No. 2) Bill is currently making its way through Parliament. When it becomes law, an energy efficiency performance (EPC) of at least ‘C’ will be required for new tenancies from 31 December 2025; in the case of existing tenancies, landlords will have until 31 December 2028 to meet the new standard.

As with the current rules, a property could be exempted should it satisfy certain practical and affordability criteria. Under the Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations, all properties must be rated ‘E’ or higher to be allowed to be privately let currently.

See our Property Compliance Plan (PCP) service below to help you prepare for the changes in legislation and bring your property upto the standard required in the most straight forward route.

PCP – Property Compliance Plan

We have the solution to help landlords make sure there properties are compliant with Minimum Energy Energy Efficiency Standards which is called a PCP – Property Compliancy Plan  CLICK HERE