An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for all residential and non-residential property offered for sale or rent. You don’t need an EPC to put your house on the market but it is a legal requirement to have one ordered and received within seven days of your house being put up for sale or rent.

It is also a requirement to attach the entire front page of the EPC to the property particulars, as opposed to just the graph as is currently the case.

Ordering your EPC quickly will reduce the likelihood of any bumps in the road to selling or renting your property.