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ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSULTATION

When should you get an EPC?

As a general rule, an EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale or for rent. So, a newly constructed home will have one, a landlord will need one to show potential tenants, and a seller must have one to show to potential buyers.

There are a few exceptions. You don’t need one for a room that’s being rented out by a resident landlord and listed buildings may also be exempt as they can’t have upgrades like double glazing.

The requirement for an EPC has been the law since 2009 in Scotland, meaning that if your home has been let or sold since then it should have one. They remain valid for 10 years.