An important question our Branch Managers are often asked is ‘Do I need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for my property?’
Do you need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)? Yes, you need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). It is a legal requirement. You need a valid one when you are marketing your property for sales or lettings. There are some exemptions for certain property types but all exemptions have to be registered on the national register. Each registered exemption is valid for only five years.
In addition, from 1st April 2018 any domestic property must meet the new minimum EPC rating of E or higher. EPCs only last for 10 years and this has became compulsory in 2008. Therefore, it is very important to check that your EPC is still valid and the rating is E or higher. From 1st April 2020, it will not be possible to let any domestic property that has an EPC rating of F or G and therefore you need a valid EPC. If a landlord wants to back possession of a property it is legally necessary to have a valid EPC before serving a notice on a tenant.
Greater London Properties can organise an EPC for you very easily, please give our team a call and they can arrange this at your own convenience.
We hope this answers your question ‘Do I need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?’. If you are looking to rent a property in Central London, please visit Greater London Properties, Central London’s largest independent estate agent or call us on 0207 113 1066.