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A landlords guide to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

EPCs are needed whenever a property is:

  • Built
  • Sold
  • Rented

The landlord must order an EPC for potential tenants before marketing the property for rent. In Scotland, the landlord must display the EPC somewhere in the property, eg 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 use the EPC to forecast energy bills:

Landlords using Rentahome.Services are responsible for obtaining an EPC on behalf of the tenant.

We ask that tenants request to see the EPC from the landlord before agreeing to a tenancy contract.