Whenever a house is built, sold or rented it requires an Energy Performance Certificate or EPC. This contains information about the property’s energy usage, typical energy costs and recommendations which could improve overall energy efficiency in the home and thus reducing bills.
An EPC is valid for 10 years however, if you have made improvements that are likely to affect the EPC rating of your home it is generally a good idea to obtain a new report. The ratings that are given range from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) but remember, listed properties are exempt. You need to make sure you have a valid EPC prior to marketing your property for sale or to let.