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Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) became effective in Scotland from 1 December 2008. The introduction of the Single Survey requires all domestic properties which are sold or marketed after 1st December 2008 are to have an EPC in place at the commencement of marketing activities.

The Scottish Government introduced the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

Who is responsible for providing an EPC?

Home owners are responsible for ensuring that an Energy Performance Certificate is made available. Failure to provide an EPC means you may be liable for a fine.

An EPC gives information on how energy efficient a building is and how it could be improved.

You need an EPC when:

  • applying for a completion certificate for a new building

  • selling a building

  • renting a building to a new tenant

If you sell or rent and you do not provide an EPC, or include the building's energy rating if advertising it, you could be fined a minimum of £500.

An EPC is valid for 10 years. When it expires you need to update an EPC for a new sale or tenancy.

 

What's in an EPC?

The EPC shows:

  • The building's 'energy efficiency rating', which gives you an idea of how much fuel bills are likely to be

Introduction of the minimum EPC requirement until 1 October 2020


Private rented sector properties in Scotland will need to achieve at least:

  • EPC of E at change of tenancy from 1 October 2020

  • All rental properties must have an EPC rating of E by 31 March 2022

  • EPC of D at change of tenancy from 1 April 2022

  • All rental properties must have an EPC rating of D by 31 March 2025

 

A 'recommendations report' is provided with an EPC. This gives:

  • More detailed information on the energy efficiency of the building

  • How to improve it

  • Possible costs

 

Getting an EPC

You may also want to update the EPC if you make improvements to the building. This is important if you sell or rent the building after the improvements. This means potential buyers or tenants get the most up-to-date information.

Flexible Appointments For Your EPC

Our opening hours mean that we can be very flexible with appointments. We offer early morning appointments right through to late evening and weekends too. We understand that selling your home is stressful and so we want to make it easy for you to get an EPC.

If you are a residential home owner, a commercial property owner or landlord, you are required to provide a valid energy performance certificate should you wish to sell, rent or lease it out.

We cover the Tayside/Angus region and can offer you a quick and easy service to process your EPC at a very competitive and reasonable price.

Once you have ordered your EPC, either by completing an online information form or phoning us. We will contact you directly, within 2 working days for a domestic EPC.

 

What is the cost for a Energy Performance Certificate? (Prices inclusive of VAT when Applicable)

Studio, 1&2 bed: £55
3 & 4 bed: £65
5+ bed: Ask for Pricing

We offer a combined service discount or bulk discounts for letting agents please get in touch for further info.