An energy performance certificate (EPC) shows how energy efficient a rented property is and will also detail if improvements have been undertaken using Green Deal finance.
A landlord is required to:
- Arrange for and obtain an EPC from a registered assessor
- Make a copy of the EPC available to any prospective tenant free of charge
- Give the tenant a copy of the EPC before they sign the tenancy agreement
www.gov.uk/renting-out-a-property gives advice on what a landlord must provide when renting out a property.
www.energysavingtrust.org.uk provides an energy saving advice service.