What is an EPC?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:

  • built

  • sold

  • rented

 

You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent.

In Scotland, you must display the EPC somewhere in the property, eg in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.

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 (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.