Energy Performance Certificates: guide

Guidance on the use of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) which provide information about how energy efficient a building is, and how the efficiency could be improved.

Buildings for sale

Provision of the EPC

When a building is advertised for sale, the EPC rating must be included in property advertisements. It must be available for issue to all prospective purchasers. If you do not provide this information, you may be subject to a penalty charge notice of £500 or more.

An EPC will be required to be produced as part of the Home Report.

The EPC must be provided to the purchaser. The EPC must be made available free of charge. This is a legal requirement.

Read how to get an EPC for more information.


The local authority has powers to enforce the regulations.



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