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Frequently Asked Questions about our Services
  1. How long is an EPC valid for when letting?

    An EPC is valid for 10 years and can be used multiple times during this period. The EPC will expire after 10 years and a new EPC (valid for the next 10 years) should be produced if the property is marketed for sale or rent at that time.

  2. Is it a legal requirement to have an EPC?

    As a general rule, an EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale or forrent. … The requirement for an EPC has been the law since 2008 (2009 in Scotland), meaning that if your home has been let or sold since then it should have one. They remain valid for 10 years

  3. How can I improve my energy performance certificate?

    Here are some of the ways you can improve your score:

    1. Double glazing. Upgrading your windows and doors won’t just improve your home’s energy performance, it can reduce noise too.
    2. Loft insulation. …
    3. Wall insulation. …
    4. Replace your boiler. …
    5. An efficient secondary heating source.

  4. Do you need an EPC to sell a property?

    As a general rule, an EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale or for rent. … The requirement for an EPC has been the law since 2008 (2009 in Scotland), meaning that if your home has been let or sold since then it should have one. They remain valid for 10 years.

  5. Can you let a property without an EPC?

    This EPC law has been in force since the 1st October 2008 and it means that all letting agents and landlords must have an EPC for all of their rental propertiesIf they do not they are breaking the law and if they are caught attempting to rent a property without one, they can face penalties.

  6. Do EPC certificates expire?

    No. An EPC is valid for 10 years and can be used multiple times during this period. The EPC will expire after 10 years and a new EPC (valid for the next 10 years) should be produced if the property is marketed for sale or rent at that time.

  7. How often is an EPC required?

    A valid EPC will last for 10 years and can be used for multiple tenancies within that period so long as the rating is not F or G

  8. Do you need EPC if selling privately?

    They’ll assess your property and produce the certificate. You can be fined if youdon’t get an EPC when you need one. The person selling the house, the landlord or the letting agent must show you the EPC if you‘re buying or renting.

  9. What does an EPC check involve?

    Procedure. The energy survey needed to produce an EPC is performed by an 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.

  10. Can you fail an EPC?

    In a word no – it is not possible to fail an EPC! … For a commercial property, again it is impossible to fail the EPC. Unlike the scale for residential EPC which runs from 1- 100 (with 100 being excellent), for commercial EPC reports – the dwelling is measured between 1 (amazing) and 150 (an energy efficiency nightmare).

  11. How long does an EPC assessment take?

    Typically, around 45 – 60 minutes for a 3 bed semi. Complex properties with more bedrooms and extensions will take longer.

  12. How much does an EPC certificate cost?

    It costs between £60 and £120 to get your property on the Domestic EPC register. Since costs vary, it is worth shopping around and comparing a few different quotes — as long as you make sure your assessor is registered.

  13. Is an EPC required on a lease renewal?

    Providing an EPC on lease renewals. It is common practice not to provide an EPCon a lease renewal. … If the tenant is already in occupation, the EPC becomes redundant. However, this practice may need to change from 1 April 2018

  14. What is the best EPC rating?

    The EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. The average score (sept 2014) is a low D/ high E.

  15. What is the average EPC rating?

    What’s the average energy efficiency rating for a house in England or Wales? A score of 60, in Band D (yellow) is the average score.

  16. Does a HMO need an EPC?

    There has been some confusion over how the regulations apply to HMOs, but guidance from Communities and Local Government is that landlords who have an HMO, with shared essential facilities (bathroom, shower, toilet and/ or kitchen) and who have individual tenancy agreements with their tenants do not need to provide an …

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