What is an EPC and do I need one?

By law, you must obtain an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) before your property can be marketed for sale.

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.

To obtain an EPC you will need to contact an accredited assessor:

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The cost will range anywhere between £40 and £100.00 depending on the size and location of your property and they will remain valid for up to 10 years.

Please note that failure to obtain an PEC prior to the marketing of your property can lead to a fine.