It is unlawful to rent a property that does not meet the requirement to have at least an E rating unless there is an applicable exemption.
What is an EPC?
An EPC or Energy Performance Certificate is a certificate that confirms the energy efficiency of the property. The report will confirm the current grading of the property and also the potential grading of the property if recommended improvements are made. This certificate is usually valid for 10 years. If you are unsure if you already have an EPC you can check this register https://www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate
How do I get an EPC?
You will need an energy assessor to perform the assessment. We recommend using Safe2rent for your property safety certificates https://www.nrla.org.uk/services/property-compliance/safe2rent
What does an EPC look like?
To advertise your property we require an image of the EPC rating for the property. Your EPC must be valid and of E rating or above for us to legally advertise the property unless you hold an exemption.
You can upload a crop of the EPC rating if you do not wish to add the full EPC report or first page to the advert.
Where can I find more information?
For more information please use the following link https://www.nrla.org.uk/resources/energy-efficiency/energy-performance-certificates-epc
Where can I find training on this topic?
The NRLA offer a multitude of courses for our members to increase their knowledge and improve their skills as a landlord. You can find training on Landlord Fundamentals and other topics. You can attend these courses in a classroom, eClassroom or eLearning depending on your preference.