Residential EPCs are legally required whenever a property is Sold in England or Wales.
As of the 1st of October 2008 it became mandatory for any landlord planning to rent
a property out to a new tenant to also ensure that an up to date residential EPC
Residential EPCs only need to be renewed every ten years for rentals and every three
years within the Home Information Pack. An EPC from 1st EPC can be carried out and
completed as quickly as one working day and can give you, as a landlord, the peace
of mind knowing that you have this vital certificate available to any potential tenants
or homebuyers, and will be carried out by a qualified DEA (Domestic Energy Assessor).
But a residential EPC can be of benefit to you even if you are not a landlord hoping
to sell or rent out your property – knowing the energy rating and efficiency of your
own property can enable you to implement changes to improve it using the recommendation
report offered with every residential EPC.