What Are EPCs?
British landlords Association now provide a rapid EPC service nationally for its members at a discounted fee. An EPC is a document which is created to assess a property’s energy efficiency. It covers lighting, hot water, heating and insulation an EPC report will provide you with current and potential improvements savings on energy bills over the next 3 years if energy saving measures are put into action. The Energy Performance Certificate provides you with a full break down regarding the energy use of the property. This consists of the costs of energy usage with guidance on how to make the property energy bills inexpensive and more affordable.
The importance of an EPC and Who Needs Them
The EPC essentially gives you a good estimate of the potential energy saving of the property. They are needed by anyone looking to build, buy, sell or rent a property. It is essential for homeowners to order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before marketing your property to sell or rent. Furthermore, a potential buyer will then be able to determine what and how much work on the property is needed to make it more energy efficient.
NOTE* It may be the case that your property may not need an EPC. We recommend our members to check whether or not your property falls under the following category before requesting an EPC.
- Places of worship
- Temporary buildings that are due to be used for less than 2 years
- Buildings that are due to be demolished, listed buildings
- residential buildings to be used less than 4 months a year
- Holiday accommodation that is rented out for less than 4 months a year
How to get an EPC
Our fee is £45.00 + VAT for all members regardless of location. It is vital that you get an EPC when selling your property; otherwise you may find you are in breach of the law and you could be fined for non compliance. If you do require an EPC please complete the form below.