An accredited Energy Assessor visits the property to collect only the data required for assessing energy features, and generates an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) using government approved software.
The assessment is based on the construction and type of dwelling and relevant fittings (heating systems, insulation or double glazing, for example)
All rental properties must have an energy performance rating of ‘E’ or above to be legally let. As a landlord, you'll need a valid EPC to comply.
In 2018, EPC requirements changed for landlords through the introduction of a minimum energy rating of ‘E’ or above for new tenancies. Now, this rule applies to all tenancies, not just new ones. In 2021, changes to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards were announced that will affect landlords and rentals from 2025.