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Do you need an energy performance certificate for a listed building?

My home’s a listed building, do I need an EPC?

Many people think that listed buildings are exempt from Energy Performance Certificates but this is not the case, EPC regulations do not state that listed buildings are exempt from the requirement to obtain EPCs but rather they are exempt “insofar as compliance with certain minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter their character or appearance”. […]

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energy-performance certificate rated A

Something you might have missed!

Thanks to lockdown… In April 2018, it became a legal requirement for residential landlords to ensure that properties offered to new residential tenants had a minimum EPC (energy performance certificate) rating of ‘E.’ As of this year (1st April 2020) Landlords must ensure that all homes for residential Tenants, whether existing or renewing, have a […]

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The Ten Year Rule

Energy performance certificates (or EPC’s for short) last ten years, that’s because a lot can change in a decade – boilers might change, insulation might change, even the windows might be replaced, hence if you are selling a home you’ll need an up to date EPC to comply with the law. If it’s up to […]

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