When you buy a house your solicitor should receive the EPC with other legal documents from the vendor's solicitor.
If you are newly renting a home from 30th December 2008 the EPC for the property should be available to you as soon as you express an interest in it. It is the responsibility of the landlord who is offering the property for rental to provide the EPC.
EPC's are valid for 10 Years.
What do you do if an EPC is not made available when you buy or rent a house?
Vendors and landlords are legally obliged to make available an EPC at the time of purchase or rental. There are regulatory powers to fine those persons who fail to provide an EPC. The fine is £200 for each complaint.
Who can produce an EPC?
The EPC can only be produced by a Government Approved Accredited Assessor.
The accredited Assessor will need to inspect the house and take measurements and gather other information such as the type of construction, heating system, lighting, secondary heating etc.
The assessor will use a specialised computer program to calculate the energy rating of the house based on a standardised occupancy.
Don't worry the EPC will be undertaken and passed by an Accredited Assessor so you can trust us to get the job done.
Where are EPCs held?
EPCs are held on a national database or register, accredited assessors can access the register for the purpose of updating or recalculating the information.
Every EPC has a unique reference number which can be used to check its validity.
What is an EPC?
Energy Efficient rating