An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a guide that would-be buyers or tenants get when they look at a property. It shows how efficiently a home uses energy, the cost of running a home and recommendations of how to improve the energy efficiency of the property.
A Domestic Energy Assessment is required whenever a property is:
You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent. In Scotland, you must display the EPC somewhere in the property, eg in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.
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.
Energy Efficiency Rating
A section of your EPC will be dedicated to how energy efficient your property is. It’s graded from A to G, with A meaning an energy efficient, well-insulated home, and G meaning an old, inefficient property.
An older property with no retrofitted energy-saving technology will likely be around a D grade.
There will also be a number from 1 – 100, where a higher number signifies that the home is more efficient and the fuel bills will cost less.
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