Energy Performance Certificate

Compliance

What’s Your EPC?

In terms of the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), new legislation has recently been announced in the private rental sector. From April 1st 2018, agents must have ensured their property meets E on the EPC scale should they wish to let it under a new or renewed tenancy unless you qualify for an exemption . By April 1st 2020, all existing tenancies must meet a minimum of E on the scale. The target is to raise the legal requirement to D by 2025 and C by 2030. If a property is found to have breached these regulations, the agent or landlord is at risk of a £4,000 civil penalty. If a property cannot achieve these ratings by the time stated, it will be banned and made illegal. Below we’ve outlined everything a property professional can do to ensure they meet these changes. What is an EPC? An EPC is a legal …

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