What is an EPC?
EPCs were introduced by the government in 2007. They are a certificate that shows how energy efficient a property is. They include estimated energy costs and summarise a properties energy performance related features. EPCs also include recommendations on how to improve a properties energy efficiency along with the cost and saving of each. They last for 10 years.
Why do I need an EPC?
EPCs are a legal requirement for the sale or rent of a property. If you are selling a property, law requires an EPC before you sell. If you a renting out your property, landlords need to make sure their property is rated E or above. Properties rated F or bellow cannot be rented, unless they fall under an exemption. Despite an EPC lasting for 10 years, every time a new tenant moves into the property, a new EPC must be issued.
|# of rooms||Price|
|1 to 4 bedrooms||£50 (plus V.A.T.)|
|5+ bedrooms||+£10 (plus V.A.T.) per additional bedroom after the FOURTH|
A property will be given a rating between A and G. A rated properties are the most energy efficient with G being the worst. More modern and newer properties usually have a higher rating while older buildings have a rating of D or E. The average rating across the UK is a D.
Our domestic energy assessor (DEA) is fully qualified with a Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment issued by City & Guilds and has full Government scheme accreditation.