Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
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.
When should you get an EPC?
As a general rule, an EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale or for rent. So, a newly constructed home will have one, a landlord will need one to show potential tenants, and a seller must have one to show to potential buyers.
There are a few exceptions. You don't need one for a room that's being rented out by a resident landlord and listed buildings may also be exempt as they can't have upgrades like double glazing.
The requirement for an EPC has been the law since 2008, meaning that if your home has been let or sold since then it should have one. They remain valid for 10 years.
Open House Coakley & Theaker Estate Agents can organise your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and Floorplan for you, if required and these will be produced rapidly and at a competitive price.
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