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Information and booking your EPC

What is an energy performance certificate (EPC)?

An EPC is a certificate that shows how energy-efficient your property is. The document includes a summary of your home’s energy performance-related features and estimated energy costs. EPCs also include recommendations on how to make your home more energy-efficient, along with estimated costs for making those changes and the potential savings.

EPC ratings

Your property will be given an energy-efficiency rating between A and G, with A being the most energy-efficient, and G being the least energy-efficient. New-build homes tend to have high EPC ratings, while older homes often have lower ratings of around D or E. The average EPC rating for a home in the UK is D.

Do I need an EPC if I’m buying?

It’s the seller’s responsibility to arrange an EPC, but it’s still important that you as a buyer see and understand the certificate.
Sellers
It’s a legal requirement to have an energy performance certificate for your home before you sell it. This can be arranged through us using the form below.
Buyers
Make sure you receive an EPC from the seller, these should be readily available via the estate agent marketing the property. You can use its recommendations to guide you on any renovations you may want to carry out.

How long does an energy performance certificate last?

EPCs are valid for 10 years. They were first introduced in England and Wales in 2007 so, depending on when you moved in, your property may already have a valid certificate. Use the EPC register‘s look-up tool to check if the property already has a valid certificate.

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