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Energy efficiency

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings are similar to the multi-coloured sticker on new appliances,

EPCs tell you how energy efficient a building is and give it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). EPCs let the person who will use the building know how expensive it will be to heat and light, and what its carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be.

Landlords must provide an EPC to tenants

EPCs must be provided at the beginning of all new tenancies. Landlords must also have an EPC before they advertise the property. If they don't, they could be liable to pay a fine.

Contact your trading Standards and report landlords who don't provide an EPC when you make an enquiry to rent.

How to make energy efficient savings in your home

Contact the Energy Saving Trust for more information on energy efficiency  to see if there are some simple things you can do to save money, and the environment by making your home more energy efficient.

If you're looking to purchase a house, an EPC needs to be available to potential buyers as soon as the property is marketed for sale. An approved Domestic Energy Assessor must produce the EPC.

To see more advice on these topics visit GOV.UK's EPC and Green Deal.

Tenants struggling to afford heating bills can follow Keep Warm and Well advice and use the BLES. to help them save money on their energy bills.

 

London Boiler Cashback Scheme 

The London Boiler Cashback Scheme is helping homeowners and tenants across London to reduce heating energy consumption by 20 per cent and cut annual bills by around £340.

The scheme, which offers £400 cashback when old and inefficient boilers are replaced, is open to both private landlords accredited under the London Rental Standard and home owners.

Funding is limited so look at the full details and let your landlord know about the scheme if they are not aware.

Contacts

  • Keep Warm and Well Team
  • Environmental Health
    Barnet House, 1255 High Road,
    Whetstone, London N20 0EJ
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  • Tel: 020 8359 7441
  • Email: housingconditions@barnet.gov.uk

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