Do you know what an EPC rating is or how it could affect you as a landlord? Not to worry… we're here to guide you through everything you need to know about EPC requirements for landlords.


What is an EPC rating?

An EPC - or Energy Performance Certificate, ranks properties in terms of energy efficiency from A to G, with A being the most efficient rating. As a landlord you should know what the EPC rating of your property is; if you’re not sure you can find it here.


What are the EPC requirements for landlords?

When it comes to EPC requirements for landlords, under current legalisation if you’re letting out a property it must have an EPC rating of E or above.  However, under proposed EPC changes for landlords, from 2025 all newly rented properties will need an EPC rating of at least C or above. Find out more about EPC requirements for landlords here


How can you improve your property’s EPC rating?

You may be able to improve your property’s EPC rating by taking measures such as:

  • Installing double glazing
  • Replacing the boiler with a new, energy-efficient one
  • Installing insulation like loft insulation


What are the benefits for landlords?

By improving your property’s EPC rating you will make it more appealing to your potential or current tenants, because it could mean their energy bills will be lower.


Green Mortgages and EPC ratings

If you’re planning to invest in a buy-to-let property, you can apply for a green mortgage if the property meets certain energy-efficiency criteria – this usually means having an EPC rating of A or B.  Green mortgages are also available if you already own a rental property and want to remortgage, if your property has a high enough EPC rating. Want to find out more about green mortgages? Then click here.


We can help you

If you would like further advice and information regarding EPC ratings, buy to let mortgages or green mortgages, contact us today on 0330 1666 666, [email protected] or fill in our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.