If you are a house owner or landlord, then you’ll need to get an EPC in place before renting or selling the property. To get an EPC, a professional and registered energy assessor needs to come to the property, inspect it, and then carry out a full energy assessment. They will check for things like insulation and heat loss in the property and may take measurements and photograph certain elements.
After completing the assessment, the assessor will use the data and information gathered to write up the EPC. Software is available to do all the necessary calculations to provide the energy efficiency gradings that are displayed on the certificate.
As mentioned on other pages of our site, residential EPCs are a legal requirement for all house owners and landlords in the UK. Therefore, if you do not get one and an inspector checks the paperwork for the property, you will be liable for prosecution.
Most EPC violations are dealt with by a penalty charge notice, with the average fine standing at
£500 for a standard property, but fines can reach as high as £5000 in some cases.