An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is intended to tell you and potential buyers and renters how energy efficient a house is and make recommendations on how to improve the properties energy performance. An EPC is now legally required for selling and letting a residential property in England and Wales.
EPC’s are currently valid for a period of 10 years.
It is the responsibility of the seller and landlord to provide an EPC, however Lets Move UK can provide details of an assessor to carry out the energy efficiency for you.
There is a fixed penalty of £200 which is enforcement by Trading Standards Officers. There are also penalties for not complying with the duty to commission an EPC before putting the property on the market.
This means that a seller or a person acting on their behalf i.e.an estate agent must have instructed an accredited Energy Assessor to carry out an energy performance assessment.