Letting Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificate information for landlords

Do I need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

All landlords are legally required to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before their property can be let.

What is an EPC?

An EPC assesses the energy performance of a property, from “A” representing the most energy efficient property to “G” signifying the least energy efficient property. A qualified Domestic Energy Assessor will conduct the EPC tests. EPC’s also indicate a building’s environmental impact by stating its carbon dioxide emissions. An EPC further outlines where potential energy and resulting financial savings can be made.

What’s the Law?

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales. This means that, from April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants. These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no change in tenancy arrangements – from 1 April 2020 for domestic properties, and from 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties.

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How much does an EPC COST?

JGL only charges £90 per EPC.

How long is an EPC valid for?

An EPC is valid for 10 years.

How do I order an EPC?

JGL will arrange for an EPC to be carried out on your behalf, in order to avoid any delays letting your property.