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What is Energy Performance Certificates

What is Energy Performance Certificates

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), is a report that assesses the energy efficiency of a property.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:
· built
· sold
· rented

An EPC contains:

· information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
· recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 established a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales.

This means that, from April 2018, all landlords must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants.

These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no change in tenancy arrangements.

Without a Valid EPC certificate, the landlord can not rent the property out.

The Energy Performance Certificate is produced by Domestic Energy Assessors who carry out the assessment at the property.

We have a dedicated team at Kronos who would be happy to answer any queries you have with regards to EPC. Please contact us on 020 8004 4477 or email us on info@kronosestates.co.uk

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