Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for Tenants
The purpose of the Energy Performance Certificate is to show prospective tenants the energy performance of the building they are planning to rent.
All students renting a house or flat on a joint tenancy or renting a self contained flat should either be provided with an EPC or should be given a way of accessing this electronically. The EPC must be provided free of charge.
The EPC shows the energy efficiency rating (relating to running costs) and the Environmental Impact rating (relating to C02 emissions rating) of the property. They are shown on an A – G rating scale similar to those used for fridges and other electrical appliances; The certificate is accompanied by a recommendation report that contains recommendations on how to improve the building’s energy efficiency. However, there is no statutory requirement to carry out any of the recommended measures.
If you are looking for properties landlords should have given details of the EPC on the advertising material. If you are looking on the Unipol web site then if Unipol have been given an EPC then this will be displayed at the bottom of the property details or click on the icon on the property details.
If there is no EPC on the web site, then ask the landlord to give you a copy when you view or sign for the house.
Samples of Energy Performance Bar Charts
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Landlords find more information about EPCs here