Energy Efficiency in Rented Homes

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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

Further Information

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.