Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required whenever a property is built, sold or rented. As part of our sales service, we provide comprehensive and accurate EPCs free of charge
Changes in recent legisltation have deemed EPCs to be a compulsory part document for most sale and rental agreements. You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent. In Scotland, it is necessary now to display the EPC somewhere in the property, for example in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.
An EPC contains:
Information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs, as well as 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.
Buildings that don’t need an EPC
- places of worship
- temporary buildings that will be used for less than 2 years
- stand-alone buildings with total useful floor space of less than 50 square metres
- industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings that don’t use a lot of energy
- some buildings that are due to be demolished
- holiday accommodation that’s rented out for less than 4 months a year or is let under a licence to occupy
- listed buildings - you should get advice from your local authority conservation officer if the work would alter the building’s character
- residential buildings intended to be used less than 4 months a year
For more details about our EPC services, please get in touch or complete our 'Sales Enquiry' form to receive our sales information pack.