Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Lincoln

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Lincoln


Landlord’s responsibilities:

Where a dwelling is being let an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will be required.

An EPC is required for the following:-

  • Individual house/dwelling (i.e. a self contained property with its own kitchen/bathroom facilities) – one EPC for the dwelling.
  • Self contained flats (i.e. each behind its own front door with its own kitchen/bathroom facilities) – one EPC per flat.
  • Bedsits or room lets where there is a shared kitchen, toilet and/or bathroom (e.g. a property where each room has its own tenancy agreement) – No EPC is required.
  • Shared flats/houses (e.g. a letting of a whole flat or house to students/young professionals etc on a single tenancy agreement) – one EPC for the whole house.
  • Mixed self contained and non self contained accommodation – one EPC for each self contained flat/unit but no EPC for the remainder of the property.
  • A room in a hall of residence or hostel – no EPC is required.

There are fixed penalties for failing to provide an EPC/make one available when required. The fixed penalty for dwellings is £200 per dwelling. There is a six month time limit for any enforcement action to be taken

Should you wish to book an EPC inspection for your student property in Lincoln please call us on 01522 410 646 or email us at info@StudentHousingLincoln.co.uk