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What is an EPC?

An EPC is a document which details the energy efficiency of a building. It provides a property with an energy rating, with ratings provided on a scale from A-G. A rating of "A" means that the property is classed as highly efficient with a rating of "G" meaning that the property is at the lower end of the efficiency scale.

It should be noted that there are certain circumstances whereby an EPC is not required for residential property, including:

  • Buildings that are due to be demolished
  • Listed buildings - they do not require an EPC
  • Residential buildings intended to be used for less than four months of the year
  • Holiday accommodation which is rented out for less than four months of the year or is let out under a licence to occupy

How long is an EPC valid for?

An EPC is valid for 10 years. If your property does not hold a valid EPC, you will need to instruct an EPC Assessor. The Gov.uk website maintains a list of all local EPC Assessors:


Alternatively, if you are marketing your property with a local estate agent, they may be able to assist with having an EPC produced.

How long is an EPC valid for?
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