Date Published 28 December 2012

Guidance has now been published on Energy Performance Certificates and the changes which kick in from January 9.

As our report said yesterday, ALL property adverts will have to show the EPC rating.

However, there is no requirement to carry the graphs.

Nor is there any need to attach the front page of the EPC to particulars or ‘any written materials'.

Peter Bolton King, global residential director at the RICS, has welcomed the development. He said: "I am pleased that, the Government have listened to our concerns about the practicalities of the previous requirements."

The link to the guidance is below: