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EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is a certificate that shows a building’s energy performance. The results of an EPC are based on an energy assessment which gives information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs.

EPCs help potential buyers or tenants understand the energy efficiency of a property and compare the running costs of similar properties. The certificate is valid for 10 years and is required by law when selling or renting a property.

Certification is usually produced by an accredited assessor who carries out an on-site visit to collect information about the property. The assessor then uses this information to produce an EPC report. EPCs are graded from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). The higher the grade, the more energy-efficient the property is likely to be, and the lower the running costs.

New stricter government regulations requiring all rental properties to receive a ‘C’ EPC rating will be introduced for any new tenants in 2025 and will then be extended to all tenants in 2028.  

When do I need an Energy Performance Certificate?

As stated above, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required by law in the UK when selling out or renting a property.

With an EPC being valid for up to 10 years, it is recommended that you get an up-to-date certificate if you are thinking of buying or selling in that period.

The certificate provides information on the property’s energy use and efficiency and gives recommendations on how to improve it by giving you a rating that takes into account factors such as the type of insulation, the type of heating system and the number of windows your property has.

The recommendations provided can help give you the information you need to make your home more energy-efficient which can result in saving money on energy bills.

Peninsula Group has a team of qualified assessors who can grade your property’s energy performance.

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