You may be able to take advantage of offers to improve the energy efficiency of your home, and reduce your energy bills from the Warm and Well website.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) shows the energy efficiency of a home. It uses an A to G ratings system which allows prospective owners and tenants to consider the affordability of a home in terms of the likely heating and lighting costs. Landlords and homeowners must provide tenants or owners with a free copy of the EPC. An EPC is not required for any property that was occupied before 1 October 2008 and continues to be occupied by the same tenant. An EPC survey must be carried out by an accredited domestic energy assessor who should visit your home. You can search for an accredited assessor using the EPC Register.
Privately rented homes meet basic energy efficiency requirements. Landlords cannot grant a new lease or tenancy for a property with an Energy Performance rating below ‘E’. It is also legal requirement for properties with existing leases and tenancies to have a minimum EPC rating of E.