Do landlords need an EPC for a listed building?

Short answer is no, so if your agent or domestic energy assessor is trying sell you one politely decline the opportunity to give them more profit.

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 took effect on 9 January 2013 and the regulations revoke The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 and all the many amending regulations from 2007 to 2012.

As part of the new regulations certain types of buildings are exempt from the requirement to have an EPC and this includes buildings officially protected as part of a designated environment or because of their special architectural or historical merit, in so far as compliance with certain minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter their character or appearance. Part 2 S5 (1)(a) of the regulations here covers exempt buildings.

Has someone told you that you need an EPC for your listed building?

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