An EPC provides information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs together with 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.
An EPC is required whenever a property is built, sold or rented out, unless the property is exempt. You can be fined if you don’t get an EPC if one is needed. In order to put an EPC in place you will need to contact an accredited assessor who will assess your property and then produce the certificate. Your estate agent should be able to assist you with this or recommend an assessor to you.
An EPC will not be required in certain circumstances, for example EPCs are not required for listed buildings or residential buildings that are intended to be used less than four months a year. For a full non-exhaustive list of exceptions please see this link.
If you are looking to buy or rent a property and would like to view its EPC, you can do so free of charge here