An Energy Performance Certificate gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.
You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.
You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent.
In Scotland, you must display the EPC somewhere in the property, eg in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.
An EPC contains information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs and recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money.