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Domestic EPC's
All domestic buildings in the UK available to buy or rent must have an (EPC) Energy Performance Certificate. If you own a home, getting an energy performance survey done could help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.

(EPC) Energy Performance Certificates

  Why do you need an EPC?

Selling your house

Renting your property



Wanting to claim (RHI) Renewable Heat Incentive


From £60

  

Local Council Advise

Selling, FiT & RHI

Renting

The Law requires anyone selling their property to have a valid up to date EPC. This means that if there is an EPC for the property already but doesn't include the new boiler that was installed last year, or the loft insulation that was put in 3 years ago you must commission a new one. Once an EPC has been carried out and lodged on the central register it is valid for 10 years. The only exception's for not having an EPC are :
  • places of worship
  • temporary buildings that will be used for less than 2 years
  • stand-alone buildings with total useful floor space of less than 50 square meters
  • some buildings that are due to be demolished
  • holiday accommodation that’s rented out for less than 4 months a year or is let under a licence to occupy
  • listed buildings - you should get advice from your local authority conservation officer if the work would alter the building’s character
  • residential buildings intended to be used less than 4 months a year
reference taken from GOV.UK

As long as an EPC has been ordered you may market the property but must have a completed certificate before completion whether Marketed or Private sale to avoid a fixed penalty of £200.
The law requires any landlord renting their property to have a valid up to date EPC. When an EPC is needed :
  • Individual house/dwelling (i.e. a self contained property with its own kitchen/bathroom facilities) - one EPC for the dwelling.
  • Self contained flats (i.e. each behind its own front door with its own kitchen/bathroom facilities) - one EPC per flat.
  • Bedsits or room lets where there is a shared kitchen, toilet and/or bathroom (e.g. a property where each room has its own tenancy agreement) – No EPC is required.
  • Shared flats/houses (e.g. a letting of a whole flat or house to students/young professionals etc on a single tenancy agreement) - one EPC for the whole house.
  • Mixed self contained and non self contained accommodation - one EPC for each self contained flat/unit but no EPC for the remainder of the property.
  • A room in a hall of residence or hostel - no EPC is required.

reference taken from RLA

New regulations state that landlords must have their properties up to at least a grade E from 1st April 2018 before being able to renew any existing leases or supply a new one for a new tenant, also from 1st April 2016 tenants are able to request a landlord carry out reasonable measures to bring the energy level up.

EPC Type 1: From £40

max 4 bedrooms 
  • Semi-detached
  • Terraced house
  • Detached house/bungalow
  • Flat

EPC Type 2: From £60

5 or more Bedrooms inc
  • large Manor/farm house
  • Standard house with 4 or more extensions
  • Terraced house with 4 or more stories
  1. Managing Director
    On this page you find the details of the property's estimated energy cost's over 3 years and potential energy cost after improvements are made along with how much money you could save. It also shows the properties current and potential energy rating.
  2. Managing Director
    On this page you will find the current energy efficient measures already at the property. If you see assumed on the EPC, it means that there is no physical evidence and building regulations have been used as a default for the survey.
  3. Managing Director
    On this page you can find recommended measures. These are here so you can see if you have one installed how it will improve you EPC's energy rating and the estimated saving's you could make.
  4. Managing Director
    This page gives details about the Energy Assessor so if you have any questions you can contact and ask. It also shows the carbon impact on the environment. At the bottom shows the figures you need for RHI payments.