What is an EPC and why do you need one?
All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK available to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), all EPC’s are valid for a period of 10 years. An EPC tells you how energy efficient a building is and will give you a rating of A (Very Efficient) – G (Inefficient).
An EPC will give the person who will use the building an understanding of how energy efficient the property is along with any cost effective ways to achieve a better rating along with potential savings to be made for the future by carrying out these recommendations.
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for domestic and commercial for property is an EPC rating of E. The new EPC regulations require eligible properties to be improved to achieve a rating of E or better, before they can be rented out.
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Our energy certificates prices start from £35 plus (NO VAT), dependant on property size and complexity.
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We pride ourselves on our reliable service and on average turnaround certificates within 24 hours.
All certifications are performed by a fully qualified domestic energy assessor accredited by a relevant governing body.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a general rule an EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale or rent, An EPC will last 10 years on a property.
The requirement for an EPC has been the law since 2008 meaning that if your home has been let / sold since then it should have a valid EPC already in place as they only expire after 10 years.
Our EPC’s start from £35 plus no vat upwards dependent on the size and complexity of the property
In order for anyone to carry out an EPC survey they must be a fully qualified domestic energy assessor.
on average an EPC will take anywhere between 30 minutes upwards dependent on the size of the property
One of our team of fully qualified domestic energy assessors will arrange a suitable date and time with the client to carry out the EPC, once this has been arranged and allocated to one of our assessors they will visit the property to carry out the EPC, whilst there our assessor will assess the property and take internal measurements along with internal and external photos of their findings in order to produce the report. These photos will include external and walls, main heating source, secondary heating, double glazing, any external or internal insulation, loft insulation, extensions etc. Upon completing the assessment at the property our assessor will then proceed to produce the report once back in the office.
If you are thinking of selling your home/ renting your property out and doesn’t have a valid EPC then this is a legal requirement to do so all EPC’s are valid for 10 years from the date of the original assessment.
An EPC will give you a score from A-G should your property score a low rating and improvements need to be made on the EPC report there is a section for low cost effective recommendations to improve your rating and make your property more energy efficient. Should you let out your property and the EPC report provides a rating of E or below new guidelines have come into place and you are unable to rent out your property to anyone until the improvements are made.