Energy Performance Certificates
As of October 2008 any rental property that has a new tenancy arranged will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to be commissioned on the property. For a domestic property, the EPC is valid for 10 years and must be in place before the property goes to market. If any changes to the thermal elements are carried out within that time a new report or an updated epc will be required.
We are happy to organise this service on your behalf at a favourable rate of £57.50 inclusive of VAT which we benefit from through our preferred supplier.
Energy Performance Certificates tell you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient homes - which should have the lowest fuel bills - are in band A.
The Certificate also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the home has on the environment. Better-rated homes are those with less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The average property in the UK is in band D-E for both ratings. The Certificate includes recommendations on ways to improve the home's energy efficiency which in turn to saves you money and help the environment.
The energy efficiency rating is a measure of the overall efficiency of a home. The higher the rating the more energy efficient the home is and the lower the fuel bills will be.
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