Energy Performance Certificate FAQ

Energy Performance Certificate FAQ

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a certificate that shows how energy-efficient a property is. The energy-efficiency of a property is measured on a scale of A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and this rating is found through an energy assessment of the property.


When is an EPC required?

An EPC rating is required to be carried out whenever a property is being built, sold or rented, or if a property is having major structural changes made to it. The landlord or property seller has the responsibility of ensuring the property has a rating, to meet legal requirements.


How long is an EPC valid for?

An EPC is valid for 10 years, from the ‘date of certificate’ date. If a property does not have this rating, the landlord or property seller will be fined £200 as it is a legal requirement.


What is the cost?

There is no fixed price for the cost of an EPC. The biggest factor that affects the cost, is the area size of the property.

Compliance365 can help you….

Compliance365 team of energy and carbon consultants, can provide help and advice to property seller’s or landlord’s. When the EPC rating has been taken, an EPC review will be provided to customers that includes how the properties EPC can be improved and the implications these improvements will have on the property.

If you require an EPC rating for your property, we can provide you with a quote for this. For more information, read our legal compliance page on EPC’s (, or get in contact with us through email or phone 01924 669940 and select 2 for sales. We are always happy to help.