An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC, is a legal requirement for property owners looking to let or sell their properties. If you need a domestic EPC, Prop Cert has over 200 fully trained energy assessors ready to provide you fast and professional service.
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) was created in August 2007 to bring the United Kingdom into compliance with the EU Directive on building energy performance. Despite the fact that the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the EU, the EPC programme continues to exist and has recently been expanded to include three types of certificates: domestic EPCs, commercial EPCs, and the Display Energy Certificate, or DEC.
When a single-family home is rented or sold, the Domestic Energy Performance Certificate is required. It makes no difference how big the house is. Some listed structures, temporary buildings that will not be used for more than two years, and holiday accommodations that are let out for less than four months per year are the sole exceptions to the EPC requirement.
Property owners frequently inquire as to why they should obtain an Energy Performance Certificate. The answer is straightforward: it is a legal necessity. The EPC is designed to provide renters and buyers with a heads up on what they\'re getting into.
Nobody wants to spend a million pounds on a house just to find out they\'ll have to spend another £100,000 to bring it up to code in terms of energy efficiency. They also don\'t want to rent a home just to find out it\'s an energy guzzler that costs them a fortune to keep warm or cool on a monthly basis.
Before signing on the dotted line, the potential renter or buyer may see what they\'re getting into with the Domestic EPC. A strong EPC rating can be a great marketing tool for attracting potential home buyers and tenants who might otherwise overlook a property.
The energy efficiency rating is expressed in two ways: first, as a letter grade (A-G, with A being the best and G being the worst), and second, as a numerical grade ranging from 1-100, with 100 being the best. Every property, in an ideal world, would obtain an A grade and a 100 rating. However, in the actual world, nearly no one achieves that level of success.
The majority of properties obtain a D grade and a rating of 55-65. It\'s good, but not outstanding. On the plus side, if you get a better grade than a D-60, you can claim that the property is more energy efficient than the average UK home.
The first step is to have a competent assessor come to the property and perform an inspection. We recommend that you take a few measures to prepare for the assessment, which we\'ll go over in more depth in a moment.
When the assessor arrives, they don\'t spend any time getting to work, and most individuals are astonished at how fast the appointment is. They will photograph various energy-related components of the house, such as windows, environmental controls, the boiler, radiators, and anything else they feel significant in most circumstances.
When they go back to their office, they\'ll input everything they learned during the visit into an approved software programme that will compute your Energy Performance Score. Within two working days, you should receive the score as well as a report on the property’s performance (along with advice for how to enhance performance).
Try to consider that the assessor will have access to all of the information that goes into your EPC rating. Radiators, windows, light fixtures, the heating system, and environmental controls are all included. If there is any furniture or other items limiting access to these items before the assessor arrives, move them out of the way.
You should also ensure that you have all required paperwork on hand to show the assessor. The energy assessor will not be ripping up your floors or drilling holes in your drywall to inspect your insulation. Instead, they\'ll look at the house\'s age and condition and make conclusions based on these.
If you have paperwork proving that you improved the insulation, installed new double-pane windows, or installed an energy-efficient boiler in the last few years, show them to the assessor. These documents have the potential to significantly increase your total EPC rating.
Prop Cert provides dependable Domestic EPCs with countrywide coverage, fully accredited assessors, and the option to track your order in real time online. We have a solid reputation for being honest, dependable, and affordable.
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