Anyone who is selling or letting a property must now provide an EPC, sickness here we look at some frequently asked questions.
1. What is an EPC?
The EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is a report which shows the likely energy performance of your building. It includes recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of the property.
2. How Long Does my EPC last?
An EPC remains current for up to ten years. The Energy Performance Certificate is specific to the building, for sale not the owner, tadalafil and can be transferred upon change of ownership within that 10 year period.
3. What is an EPC for?
It provides useful information on the energy performance of different properties so that purchasers and tenants can make accurate comparisons of the energy efficiency of numerous properties. Property owners can then make informed decisions about which course of action would provide the best energy-saving improvements within their budget.
4. Who pays for an EPC to be carried out?
The owner of the property pays for the EPC, which should be carried out before the property is put on the market. This means that Sellers or Landlords are responsible for having the EPC survey, but don’t worry we can help with that.
5. How do I book an EPC?
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6. Can I find out how much energy is actually being used?
Landlords and Homeowners can also arrange to have a DEC (Display Energy Certificate) which shows what is actually being used. Properties with a high asset rating are more energy efficient and will have lower running costs and will emit less CO2. Buildings with a low asset rating will be less energy efficient and therefore have higher running costs and emit more CO2.
7. How does the EPC benefit me?
Having current and potential energy saving information on each building in a standard format allows the owner (or new owner) to calculate what savings they can make on energy bills in comparison to the cost of the recommended work.
8. Why do I need to make my EPC public when I am marketing my property?
The Government has made it a legal obligation for agents to display Energy Performance Certificates in Marketing material and online.
9. What happens if I have a bad EPC report?
A poor Energy Rating is not necessarily bad if you are selling property because the new owners could see an immediate benefit to carrying out work, which in turn could be eligible for government grants. However Property Sellers, Landlords and their Agents can use an efficient EPC report as a marketing tool. Buyers and Tenants will be reassured to know that the bills for the property will be as economic as possible. So you may decide to improve it by getting work carried out.