Since 2008, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires all domestic properties to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place if they are being marketed for sale or rent. This document provides prospective buyers and tenants with information on the typical energy usage and energy costs of a property.
It also outlines recommendations on appropriate measures which can be installed to further reduce the energy use, costs and CO2 emissions of the property. All EPCs are lodged on a central Government Register and are valid for 10 years.
Did you know: Since April 2018, it is a legal requirement that all privately let properties achieve a rating of E-39 or above on their EPC.
What does a domestic EPC involve?
Our professional, accredited, and experienced team of assessors will complete a non-invasive, visual inspection of your property. They will require access to all the rooms and the loft when they are there. The EPC score is then calculated by collecting data and taking photographs of key information which is inputted into industry leading software. The assessor will be inspecting measures which contribute towards the energy efficiency of the property such as the heating system and controls, insulation, ventilation, low energy lighting and so forth.
When might you need a Domestic EPC?
You will need a Domestic EPC if:
- You are putting your property on the market. To avoid incurring a fine of up to £5,000, you need to have a valid EPC in place within 7 days of marketing your property.
- You are going to rent your property out.