On the 19th of September 2020, the government launched a new version of the EPC certificate. The certificate has a new modern layout and has features exclusive to the digital version.
This marks the third version of the EPC Certificate and has been designed with the future in mind. The layout is much simplified allowing for new interactive features. More information applicable to Landlords and Tenants can therefore be displayed.
Prominent on the certificate is the EPC Certificate Number which appears to be the same as the Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs). The Lettings Industry Council (TLIC) announced in June that this is the first step on the road to Property Passports.
To compliment the new EPC Certificate the UK government have launched a new website to host the England and Wales EPC Register. This can be found at https://find-energy-certificate.digital.communities.gov.uk/ .
This replaces the old EPC Register website which was hosted at www.epcregister.com.
Searches can still be carried out by postcode or certificate number but in addition they can now be carried out using only the street name and town.
The new register also holds the records for display energy certificates (DECs) for public buildings and air conditioning inspection certificated and reports.
Article from Andrew Reeves.