When is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) required?
An EPC need to be available to potential buyers or tenants as soon as you start to market your property for sale or rent.
In April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards came in to make it a legal requirement for all privately owned properties to have an EPC rating of at least an ‘E’ before they are sold or let. Legislation applies to both domestic and commercial properties except allowed exceptions.
What is Involved?
A Government accredited Energy Assessor needs to conduct an energy assessment at your property to produce an EPC certificate.
It is a legal requirement for an assessor to visit a domestic building to produce a domestic EPC. Assessor also needs to be have a government accreditation.