Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs)
An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC for short, is a report detailing the energy efficiency of a property. It gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. Any property let, must meet a minimum standard of ‘E’ unless you are in the exempt category i.e. listed or protected and the improvements would unacceptably alter it. If you do record an ‘E’ you maybe entitled to file for an exemption. All landlords are required to purchase an EPC for a property before they let it. It is also a requirement that letting agents display the EPC when marketing the property. If a property does not have an EPC when marketed, the landlord and the agent risk a fine.
To see if you have an EPC check: https://www.epcregister.com/