Why do you need an EPC?
In England and Wales it is a requirement of all landlords and property owners that they must provide an Energy Performance Certificate for any property they intend to sell, let or build, whether it be residential or commercial. An EPC is now also a requirement for all dwellings at the construction stage.
When these residential or commercial properties are assessed they will be rated by the building’s energy efficiency on a scale of A to G and will show where the rating will be if the recommended improvements are made. This will assist in reducing CO2 emissions. The most efficient homes and one with the lowest fuel bills are in band A.
An EPC is valid for 10 years and must be in place before the property goes on the market for sale or rent. If any changes to the thermal elements are made within that time, then a new EPC will be required.