An EPC is required when a property is built, sold or rented. It gives a property a rating from A or 100 (most efficient) to G or 0 (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.
You may be able to find a property’s rating on the UK Government's Find an energy certificate page .
If a property has never had an EPC rating, or it has expired, you need to book a property assessment to get a new Energy Performance Certificate.
There may be a cost associated with obtaining an EPC.
New-build homes will have a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA) before they’re finished. This should be available from the builder or estate agent.
PEAs will be accepted for homes not yet completed.