Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

February 15, 2012

Landlord Information

Energy Performance Certificates were introduced in England and Wales on 1st August 2007 when it was added as a part of Home Information Packs (HIPs). At the time HIPs were only for domestic properties with four or more bedrooms.

The HIPs scheme requirement was removed in May 2012 but the requirement to have an EPC remained in action.

Although it is a requirement, some have criticised EPCs because of inaccuracy and they are not very reliable for old and listed buildings.

Energy Performance Certificates 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.*

An example of an Energy Efficiency Rating Graph showing that currently the property is not very energy efficient but the potential for the property is much better

For more information on EPCs go to*

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