It is the 10-year anniversary of the EPC legislation, are you aware that your property’s EPC could have expired?
As a property owner or manager, you should be aware of your property’s EPC rating. If you don’t know what an EPC is, click here to find out more.
In 2008, the government introduced the EPC legislation to make potential buyers or tenants aware of how energy efficient a property is. An EPC lasts for 10 years (unless any substantial structural changes have been made), which means many EPCs have expired, or will be expiring shortly.
The way an EPC rating is calculated has also changed over the years, making it harder to obtain an EPC rating of E or above. If your property achieved an EPC rating of E in 2008, it may not have an E rating now.
We urge landlords and property owners to check their property’s EPC rating to ensure it hasn’t expired, or if it is due to expire, to order a new EPC before its expiry date. You can find out when your property’s EPC expires by clicking here and looking up your property’s postcode.
Since the EPC legislation was introduced, the government have introduced a new legislation known as Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). This makes it unlawful to lease a property with an EPC rating of F or G.
Want to ensure your property is compliant with MEPS legislation?
Compliance365 offer an EPC and review service which helps to determine how you can increase your property’s rating. By conducting ‘what if’ scenario simulations, our government approved software calculates the least expensive and easiest building upgrades to improve your properties rating.