How far away are we from being encouraged to buy houses that only have a high rating on their Energy Performance Certificate?
The Government has already started on this with: Guidance for landlords of domestic private rented property on how to comply with the 2018 ‘Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency’ standard (EPC band E). Reference
Can we search property websites by EPC yet? I’ve not found any method for doing this yet, but please if you do find a way let me know!
Energy costs will continue rising so it’s probably going to be more important to consider how much energy your new house will cost you to run.