What is an EPC?
An EPC or Energy Performance Certificate measures how efficiently a property uses energy. The more energy efficient a property is the greater the benefits to both the environment and your bank balance.
What information is included?
Your EPC will include a chart showing your property’s energy efficiency rating with A being the most efficient and G the least. The certificate also includes information and advice on energy saving methods.
Do I need one?
If you are selling or renting your property it is a legal requirement to provide buyers or tenants with an in-date EPC. An EPC will last for ten years and you don’t need to arrange for a new one if you sell or rent more than once during the ten year period. New build properties are also required by law to have an EPC.
How are they carried out?
EPCs are carried out by a Domestic Energy Assessor-you can find one here or speak to a member of the James Pendleton team for more information on setting one up.
To find out more about your EPC or if you are looking to sell or rent your property and need advice on where to start, contact us