Get an Energy Performance Certificate

Get an Energy Performance Certificate

Energy Performance Certificates

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates the energy efficiency and environmental impact of your property. It is rated on a scale from A to G (where A is the most efficient and G the least efficient).

Current running costs for heating, hot water and lighting and a list of recommended energy saving improvements are shown on the certificate.

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You can get an EPC from an accredited domestic energy assessor.

Why you need an EPC

An EPC is required for nearly all privately rented residential accommodation. The exception is in cases where individual tenants of a shared house have separate tenancy agreements. These properties do not require an EPC.

An EPC will offer you the opportunity to differentiate your property from your competitors and gain a distinct marketing advantage.

Minimum standards

From April 2018, you must make sure that your property has at least an EPC rating of E before you renew a tenancy or rent it out to a new tenant.

After 1 April 2020, this minimum standard will apply to all privately rented properties, even if the tenancy hasn’t changed. 

We’re offering a maximum grant of £10,000 per property to meet the cost of improving it to reach at least an E rating. You can only submit up to two grant applications.

Contact Warmup Bristol on 0117 3521180 for more information or go to


If you have a property with an F or G rating, and you think it qualifies for an exemption from the minimum energy efficient standard, you’ll need to register the exemption on the National PRS Exemptions Register. You’ll need to tell them what’s the reason for the exemption and have proof of exemption.

Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance

You can reduce your tax bill by up to £1,500 a year with the Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance.

See Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance on GOV.UK for more information.

Help and advice

Energy Saving Trust provides impartial information on home energy efficiency and can advise you on any grants and offers that may be available to help you with the costs of installing measures.

Call 0800 512 012
They are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact information

Private Housing Team (100TS)

Bristol City Council

PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

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Tel: 0117 352 5010