Since 2009, as part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) issued by the EU, all buildings in the UK that are constructed, sold or offered for rent need an EPC.
- An EPC is required whenever a property is marketed
- The EPC is valid for 10 years
- This applies to all sellers hoping to sell their property and to landlords offering a property for rent
- Normally contracting an Energy Assessor directly will be cheaper than arranging the EPC via an Estate Agent
- Regardless of legal requirements, it is worth considering obtaining an EPC – especially if you are unsure on what specific energy saving improvements could be made to your home – and then accessing Energy Savings Grants applicable to potential improvements detailed in the EPC.