It is currently a legal requirement that all property that is marketed for sale or to let carries a valid EPC. The are a few exceptions that the EPC regulations allow for, such as agricultural buildings and buildings to be demolished
The purpose of an EPC is to provide information on a property's energy use and typical energy costs, and to make recommendations about how to reduce energy usage and increase efficiency. ... Listed buildings are often exempt from the EPC requirement if they can't be modified to make them more energy efficient.
Domestic assessments take on average between 30-40 minutes. Commercial assessments usually take a minimum of 45 minutes, but can take longer depending on the size and nature of the property.
Procedure. The energy survey needed to produce an EPC is performed by an assessor (Smarter Assessor) who visits the property, examines key items such as loft insulation, domestic boiler, hot water tank, radiators, windows for double glazing, and so on.
It is the responsibility of a Vendor to provide an EPC for the sale of a property. It is the responsibility of a Landlord to provide an EPC for a rental property. In cases of properties under construction, the responsibility lies with the person or companyresponsible for having the construction works carried out.
How long does an EPC assessment take? Domestic assessments take on average between 30-40 minutes. Commercial assessments usually take a minimum of 45 minutes, but can take longer depending on the size and nature of the property.
An EPC is required when a property is either built, sold or let. Once the EPC is obtained it will be valid for 10 years from the date it is issued, unless this is superseded by an updated version.
Our reports include
- Current and potential Efficiency Rating
- Estimated energy cost
- Potential future savings
- Top actions you can take to save money
and much more information
Have an EPC prepared together with floorplans.