Private landlords must arrange an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on any property they intend to let. EPCs last for 10 years and should give any prospective tenant an idea of how much it will cost to heat the property.
EPCs include graphs showing the current and potential energy efficiency rating and environmental impact (CO2 rating) of the property.
From the 1st April 2018, private landlords must ensure that any property they intend to let out has an EPC rating of at least band ‘E’.
From 1 April 2020, a private landlord will be in breach of the regulations if s/he continues to a let a property that has an EPC rating below band ‘E’.
A landlord who fails to comply could face a fine of up to £5,000.
To find an existing EPC for your property, click here.