It is not a hidden fact that Energy Performance Certificates have been made mandatory by law in the UK. Because of this very reason, a landlord is expected to produce an EPC at the time of selling or renting out his property to his potential buyer or tenant. Based on the information and the rating given in the EPC certificate, a buyer decides whether the particular property is a good investment or not. Therefore, you can say that it acts as a guide to would-be buyers. Not only have that, but EPCs also contained other important information regarding the property which is required to be considered at the time of selling or renting out the property.
What Does An EPC Certificate Contain?
If you have applied for an EPC or about to apply for one soon then, it’s important for you to know that what kind of information the certificate provides. Here you go with it:
- Details about the total amount of energy consumed by the property.
- A rough estimate of running the property.
- Recommendation on how to cut down on the energy consumption.
- Rating of the property on a scale of A to G.
Properties That Do Not Require an EPC
The list may include the following:
- Religious places.
- Temporary buildings that are not to be used more than 2 years.
- Stand-Alone buildings with floor space, not more than 50 square meters.
- Industrial sites, agricultural buildings, and workshops that don’t consume much energy.
- Buildings that are to be demolished.
- Residential buildings that are to be used not more than 4 months a year.
- Holiday accommodations that are rented out for not more than 4 months a year.
If your property falls under any of the above mentioned categories then, you don’t have to worry about getting an EPC.