If you’re planning on selling your home, you must provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), free of charge to potential buyers but at a cost to you.
An EPC gives information on the energy efficiency of a property using A to G ratings, with A being the most energy efficient and G the least efficient. The certificate is produced by an accredited domestic energy assessor.
You and anyone acting on your behalf, for example, an estate agent, must try to ensure that a certificate is available within 7 days of the property first being put on the market. A certificate is valid for ten years and can be used multiple times during this period.