Energy performance certificates
An energy performance certificate (EPC) gives a rating for how energy efficient a building is.
Information about EPCs and how to order one
Find out more about energy performance certificates and how to order one on the GOV.UK website.
MoneySuperMarket also provide useful information about energy performance certificates.
Renting out a property you own
You need to know the EPC rating of any properties you rent. You must provide a copy of the certificate for your tenants.
It is illegal to rent out a property with an EPC rating of F or G. We regularly review the online EPC register and fine landlords and agents who are failing to comply.
We will issue fixed penalty notices for up to a maximum of £5,000 for non-compliance.
Read GOV.UK guidance about penalties and how to make improvements if you rent a property with an EPC rating lower than E.
You can also download our policy for how we enforce the minimum level of energy efficiency.
Policy for the enforcement of the domestic minimum level of energy efficiency (MEES)Download PDF (152.8 KB)
Selling a property you own
You need to order a certificate if you are selling your property.
Find an existing energy performance certificate
You can find copies of existing EPC certificates on GOV.UK.
You can contact our energy efficiency team for more information about energy performance certificates.