Energy Performance Certifications

You need to have an EPC certificate before putting your property on the market. This can be arranged through our estate agent or directly with an EPC provider.

In most cases, landlords marketing their properties for rent must also have an EPC available for prospective tenants to view.

An EPC is a certificate showing how energy-efficient your property is. Your property will be given a grade of between A and G, with A being the highest - ie most energy-efficient - rating.

The theory is that the better the rating your property gets, the more attractive it should be to a tenant or buyer, as it indicates lower energy bills.

The EPC will list ways to improve your rating, such as installing double glazing or loft, floor or wall insulation, and give indicative costs.

If your property doesn't already have an EPC, you'll need to get one. Many people do this via their estate agent for convenience.

EPCs are valid for 10 years. If the property has been let or sold since 1 October 2008 in England and Wales, 31 December 2008 in Northern Ireland or 1 January 2009 in Scotland, it should already have an EPC.

The cost for Residential EPC’s is £50.00 + VAT from Golden Estates.