EPC Quote Form

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    EPC Information

    What is an EPC certificate?

    An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC for short, is a document that details how energy efficient a property is. EPCs have become a legal requirement for all house owners and landlords in the UK. It is very important as a house owner or landlord that you have a valid certificate before you sell or rent out your property to prospective buyers or tenants.

    They show the energy performance of a building on an alphabetical scale of A to G. When a building is given a rating of “A”, it means that such building is highly efficient while buildings with a rating of “G” have very low energy efficiency.

    EPC certificate cost

    EPC Certificate costs do vary. The most common variables that affect the EPC Certificate cost are:

    • What kind of property you live in?
    • How many bedrooms does your property have?
    • What is the type of construction of the building you live in?

    Your legal obligations

    Since it was first introduced in England and Wales in 2006, the EPC is now a legal requirement for a building to be sold, let or constructed. Once the Energy Performance Certificate is issued, it is the owner or landlord’s responsibility to keep it up to date.

    Any estate agent marketing a property must include a copy of the EPC report in all commercial advertisements such as a brochure and website, etc.

    What happens if you don’t have a valid EPC for property?

    If you do not have an energy certificate, or if your Energy Certificate has expired, you can be faced with a hefty fine. The approximate fine for a home is £500, and for other types of properties, it could go as high as £5000.

    Your rating explained

    The EPC certificate will grade the energy efficiency levels of the property with a rating from A-G; A being the most efficient, and G being the least. Naturally, the higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the building is. Currently, the average rating for a home in the UK is D – E.

    Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) legislation

    In April 2018, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards came into force in England and Wales. MEES makes it a legal requirement for all privately owned properties to have an EPC rating of at least an ‘E’ before they are let. From April 2020, MEES has extended to existing lettings of residential property and in April 2023 to existing lettings of commercial property.

    Low rating

    If you are looking to sell a property then there are no minimum requirements, you simply need to have a valid energy performance certificate. Rental properties now have a minimum requirement. If the property fails to meet the minimum requirement, then you will not be able to rent the property.

    What an EPC does not include

    The report is simply a commentary on the current energy efficiency and the future potential. It should not be used as a condition report on either the building structure or any of the internal systems on the property.

    How do I know if I already have one?

    It’s simple to find out if you already have an EPC online! All EPC certificates are lodged on the national database. As the certificate is valid for 10 years, many people are unaware when the previous owner had the certificate issued, or simply forget. Checking if you have an EPC online is completely free.  (link to EPC data base)

    Duration of the appointment

    An Energy Performance Certificate survey takes on average anywhere from twenty minutes, for a studio apartment, to an hour for larger family homes. The main determining factor is the size of the property, but the layout of the property is also a factor.