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Energy Performance Certificates (England) | England | Pre-tenancy (England)

Is a VALID EPC of at least E rating required for existing tenancies

24 Mar 2021 | 1 comment

Hello,

I’ve been reading all kinds of articles but can’t find an answer to this.

Is it the case where all tenanted properties now need a valid EPC now or is an expired one ok as long as it is at least an E rating?

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  1. guildy

    All tenancies since 2008 should have an EPC before the tenancy was granted.

    However, a new EPC is not required during the tenancy even if it expires. The time a new one is needed is when the property is next “marketed for rent”.

    The idea behind the EPC is to show a “prospective” tenant the carbon usage (and therefore energy costs) so they can make an informed decision about taking the property.

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