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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for Tenants

The purpose of the Energy Performance Certificate is to show prospective tenants the energy performance of the property they are planning to rent. 

All students renting a house or flat on a joint tenancy or renting a self-contained flat should either be provided with an EPC or should be given a way of accessing this electronically. The EPC must be provided free of charge. 

The EPC shows the energy efficiency rating (relating to running costs) and the Environmental Impact rating (relating to C02 emissions rating) of the property. They are shown on an A – G rating scale similar to those used for fridges and other electrical appliances; the certificate is accompanied by a recommendation report that contains recommendations on how to improve the building’s energy efficiency. However, there is no statutory requirement to carry out any of the recommended measures.

Samples of Energy Performance Bar Charts