Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Residential properties marketed for Sale or Rental in the UK must have an EPC in place.  This type of EPC lasts for 10 years, and can be used as many times as required within that period.

An EPC provides an energy efficiency rating for a specific property together with estimated energy costs, a summary of the property’s energy related features, and recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property.

Click here to see if an EPC already exists for your property (opens GOV.UK website in new tab)

Click here to see a brief document explaining what an EPC is (downloadable and printable pdf)

To create an EPC for your property an assessment will be carried out at the property, lasting on average 60 minutes.  This involves taking notes relating to the construction and energy related facets of the property.  Where possible, we will also view any loft spaces as well as creating a brief floor plan of the property.  For audit purposes digital photographs will also be taken.  Please note that this is purely a ’visual’ assessment and no energy related items, such as the heating system or lighting, are tested.  Calculations are then carried out back at our offices and your EPC is created and lodged, where it will be accessible via the link above.

The EPC should be made available to prospective Purchasers or Tenants at the earliest opportunity (ideally within 7 days of first marketing), and at the latest within 28 days of first marketing or before entering into any contract (whichever comes sooner).  It is therefore important to book your EPC as soon as possible and preferably prior to marketing of your property.

Please note that from 1st April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force. This means that private rented properties must achieve an energy efficiency rating of at least an E on their EPC, for them to be let or marketed. Please click here for more information (pdf document opens in a new window).

EPC prices start at £ 45.00
(when carried out with another booking)

Accredited to carry out Domestic Energy Assessments by Elmhurst Energy.
Please click here to visit their website.

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