The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is based upon an assessment of the property that is carried out by a licensed Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).
It is a document that provides an assessment Breakdown of a property’s energy performance. It highlights how much it will cost to heat and power a particular property. It includes recommendations of improvements measures as well as the cost of carrying them out, and the potential savings in pounds and pence that each one could generate.
Since October 2008, rental properties in England and Wales have required an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
As of April 1st 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force. This required all rental properties of new tenancies and renewals to have a minimum EPC rating of ‘E’ or above.