Energy Performance Certificate

All rented properties must either have a valid EPC or hold an exemption, in order to be marketed for rent.

There is now a minimum energy rating of 'E', which all rented properties must meet. This is likely to be amended to a minimum rating of 'C' in the not too distant future.

If you are looking at buy-to-let properties, we highly recommend you take into consideration the EPC rating of the property currently and factor into your purchase the cost of any improvements that may be required to increase the rating to 'C'.