Confused about EPC Ratings?

January 28th 2014
By: Melanie Hollidge

When you build, rent or sell a property, you need an Energy Performance Certificate – this provides details on the energy performance of the property and what you can do to improve it.

It’s a current requirement that you must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent. 
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 to G (with A being the most efficient) and is valid for 10 years.  The certification also includes suggestions of how to improve the rating – loft, floor or wall insulation and double glazing etc.

The better the rating, the more attractive the property is to a prospective buyer.  With rising fuel costs, more people are mindful of efficiency and minimising expenses, and lower energy bills. 

If you have any questions about EPCs, please contact one of our team on 0845 372 7070