Residential Energy Performance Certificates
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides a rating for the energy performance of a building. Any residential property that is to be sold or let requires an Energy Performance Certificate.
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a property on a scale of A to G, where A is the best. A recommendation report is attached to the certificate, providing information about ways to improve the energy efficiency of the property. The certificate also shows the rating that could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.
Our charges start from £75 + VAT for small flats upwards – if you would like a quote please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the address and the type of property and we can e-mail you back a quote.
We aim to inspect within five working days of instructions and provide the Certificate within three working days of the inspection.
NB we do not provide Commercial EPC’s.
Occasionally there can be a delay, particularly if the subject property address does not appear on the EPC Register and we have to apply for it to be included.
As soon as the EPC has been completed it can be downloaded from the Ministry of Housing, Communites & Local Government website – www.epcregister.com
We do not provide EPC’s for New build/New conversions.
All our Energy Assessors are members of the Elmhurst Energy Accreditation Scheme.
Frequently asked Questions
When do I need to have an EPC?
EPCs are only needed for buildings when they are constructed, sold or rented.
It is the responsibility of the person selling or renting a building to have a valid EPC to show to prospective buyers and tenants. The EPC must be given to the eventual buyer or tenant.
There is no requirement to get an EPC for buildings that are just being occupied normally other than when they are being sold or let.
How do I get an EPC?
EPCs can only be produced by an accredited Energy Assessor. EPCs can only be produced using Government approved software programmes that use standard energy rating methods.
How long is an EPC valid?
An Energy Performance Certificate lasts for 10 years and can be re-used, even if alterations carried out within the 10 years means the certificate is no longer accurate!
What does an Energy Assessment involve?
An accredited Energy Assessor needs to visit a property to conduct an energy assessment. During the assessment they collect information on the property, which includes details of its dimensions, construction and heating/hot water provision.
This information is fed into the approved software programme which produces the EPC and recommendation report.
To book an appointment for properties in Kent please contact our Head Office on 01732 752099 or for properties in London on 020 80579890 or by e-mail to email@example.com