Energy performance certificates
Although Home Information Packs (HIP's) are suspended Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) are still required whenever a building is built, sold or rented out. This means that if you are buying or selling a home, an EPC will be required by law.
The certificate provide an energy efficiency rating between 'A' to 'G' for the building, with 'A' being the most energy efficient and 'G' being the least, with the average up to now being 'D'.
For more information please follow the link http://epc.direct.gov.uk