Energy Performance Certificates for Landlords
From 1 October 2008, if you are renting out your property, you will need to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) prepared by an accredited Energy Assessor to any prospective tenant. There is no need to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for an existing tenancy. Once obtained, a certificate remains valid for up to 10 years. If a valid Energy Performance Certificate still exists when changing tenants no new certificate is required. This applies to both private and social sector landlords and tenants.