In Scotland, the landlords has to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all new lets.
The purpose og an EPC is to show prospective tenants the energy of the property they are considering letting.
The landlord must provide the EPC free of charge. An EPC must be produced by an accredited assessor and it is valid for ten years. It can be reused as many times as necessary within the ten year period. An EPC gives details of the energy efficiency of the property, however the landlord foes not have to carry out the recommended actions on the report.