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Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

It is a legal requirement for all rental properties with a new tenancy to have an EPC Energy Performance Certificate. This must be produced before the property can be marketed for rent.

What EPC's contain

Information on your home's energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. A recommendation report with suggestions to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.

Energy use and carbon dioxide emissions

EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving measures were put in place.

The rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is 'D'. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties. Around 27% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions come from domestic homes. Carbon dioxide contributes to climate change.

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