Do I Need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed in the UK whenever a property is:

  • Built
  • Sold
  • Rented

In the UK, you must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent.

In Scotland, you must display the EPC somewhere in the property e.g. in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.

An EPC contains:

  • information about a property's energy use and typical energy costs
  • recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

You can find more information on EPCs here:

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