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Energy Performance Certificates

An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is a document that provides information about the energy efficiency of a property. It rates the energy efficiency based on a scale from A to G, with A being the most energy-efficient and G being the least efficient. The purpose of an EPC is to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy efficiency of a property and its associated carbon emissions.

It is required by law when a property is built, sold, or rented. An EPC can be beneficial to you as it provides useful information on how to improve your home's energy efficiency, potentially reducing energy consumption and utility bills.

How is an EPC presented?

The EPC displays two graphs. With the first including an energy rating, which measures the homes overall efficiency. If a property receives a high rating then it is more energy-efficient and this means that the energy bills are likely to cost less.

An environmental impact rating is displayed on the second graph. This measures the impact on the environment and the emissions from carbon dioxide. This rating will provide a list of cost-effective measures and the potential rating of the building if these are installed.

Who orders the EPC?

The responsibility of ordering the EPC is with the seller and you will have seven days to receive it after putting your home on the market. As long as it has been ordered, the EPC does not need to be available when you first start marketing your property.

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