Landlords must provide an EPC to all newTenants as part of the lettings process from 1st October 2008
Full details for guidance for landlords click below (34 pages 1.30mb)
Houses for sale
Homeowners must provide an EPC within 28 days of the point of marketing their property. Proof of order must be available from the day of marketing and provided to their Estate Agent.
From 30th June 2011 an EPC will be required for a property rented out as a holiday let where the building is occupied as a result of a short term letting arrangement and is rented out for a combined total of 4 months or more in any 12 month period.
(Defined as a roofed construction having walls for which energy is used to condition the indoor environment, This definition excludes caravans, tents, mobile homes etc)
The trigger threshold for the requirement for an EPC of being “occupied as a result of a short term letting arrangement and is rented out for a combined total of 4 months or more in any 12 month period” should be taken as cumulative lets exceeding 121 days in any 12 month period.
Click here for letter fromCLG outlining requirements CLG_EPC_Holiday_Lets.pdf
Feed in Tariff (FIT payments)
For a FIT payment to be made an EPC with a rating of 55 or above must be provided. If needed we will calculate and provide detailed information on how and if this rating can be achieved for your property.
EPC's are valid for 10 years, we would recommend replacement if significant improvements have been made such as a new boiler,cavity or loft insulation, or any improvement originally identified that would significantly improve the rating.