Top 10 Reasons to hold an Energy Performance Certificate

- It is now a legal requirement to provide an EPC if you are building, selling or letting a property.

- Failure to provide an EPC comes with a penalty charge from Trading Standards.

- The fine is 12.5% of the property’s current rateable value with a minimum charge of £500 and maximum of £5,000.

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- An EPC has to be made available when giving information about the building or conducting a viewing.

- It is required before you enter any contract to sell a property, grant a new lease or assign an existing lease.

- Landlords have to provide an EPC free of charge when requested by a prospective buyer or tenant.

- An EPC will provide an energy rating for the property which is measured from A to G.

- The EPC demonstrates the energy efficiency of the building, allowing buyers or tenants to make an informed decision.

- The EPC is valid for 10 years.

- Receivers, Liquidators and Pension Funds will also need an EPC to be completed before any sales transactions can take place.

Energy Performance Certificate