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So what is a EPC

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An EPC is short for an Energy Performance Certificate, a report that assesses the energy efficiency of a property. The report considers things like how well insulated the property is and it will tell you how much your bills might cost. It also recommends improvements to save you money.

An EPC will give an energy efficiency rating and an environmental impact rating. It will also estimate the energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, lighting, heating and hot water per year, along with the potential annual costs for each.
 An up to date EPC is a legal requirement for anyone selling a property. They expire every 10 years, so be sure to check whether or not you need to update the EPC before you put your property on the market.

Since an update last year, landlords must have an up to date EPC when renting out a property or starting a new tenancy. EPCs run out after 10 years and must be updated. There are now minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) to take into consideration. A property you rent out cannot be below an ‘E’ rating. You can read more in our article on EPCS for landlords.

If you convert or extend your property, you will need to get an updated EPC, even if the property already has one. If you don't already have one, then one should be obtained.

We at Inter County Surveys can assist in this matter.

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