Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) show potential home buyers or tenants how energy efficient the building is. The EPC contains information on potential energy costs and carbon dioxide emissions. A coloured chart represents how energy efficient the building is, or could be, similar to those used on household electrical appliances.
Buildings are rated from A, meaning very efficient and coloured green on the chart to G, meaning inefficient and coloured red on the chart; properties with a higher rating are likely to have lower fuel bills.
EPCs are needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. Not having an EPC could lead to enforcement action from district councils, who are the enforcing authority in Northern Ireland, and the issuing of a penalty charge notice.
If you are thinking of selling or letting your home in Belfast, we can arrange for an EPC to be carried out. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.
If you think you have a valid EPC, a copy of the EPC is lodged on a national register and this can be accessed via the EPC search facility here: EPC Register