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Hi, I’m Nick, your EPC Near Me assessor in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to improve your property’s energy efficiency or a landlord fulfilling legal requirements, I am here to assist you every step of the way.


What is an EPC?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an essential document that gives property owners, landlords, and potential tenants or buyers an idea of a building’s energy efficiency. The EPC provides a rating scale from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) based on factors such as heating, cooling, lighting, and insulation. It guides prospective buyers or renters, allowing them to estimate energy costs and environmental impact. The certificate is mandatory when selling, renting, or constructing a property in the UK.


Benefits of an EPC for Property Owners

  1. Cost Savings – An Energy Performance Certificate not only provides an energy-efficiency rating but also includes recommendations for improving the property’s energy efficiency. Implementing these suggestions can result in substantial cost savings on energy bills.
  2. Property Value – An energy-efficient home is an attractive prospect for potential buyers and tenants, which could lead to an increase in property value.
  3. Environmental Impact – By making recommended upgrades, you’re also contributing to a greener environment by reducing your carbon footprint.


Upgrades for Ashton-under-Lyne Property Owners

  1. Insulation – One simplest but most effective upgrade is improving insulation in walls, roofs, and floors. Better insulation means less heat loss, leading to a higher EPC rating.
  2. Energy-efficient Heating Systems – Switching to a more efficient heating system, like a condensing boiler, can also significantly improve your EPC score.
  3. Solar PanelsInstalling solar panels can take your property to the top tier of energy efficiency, reflecting positively on the Energy Performance Certificate.
  4. Smart Controls – Integrating smart meters and thermostats can optimise energy consumption in real-time, contributing to a higher EPC rating.


Government Regulations

The UK government has been tightening regulations on energy efficiency to meet ambitious climate goals. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) have been implemented, requiring landlords to achieve at least an ‘E’ rating on the EPC for their rented properties. Failing to meet this requirement could result in fines and legal repercussions.


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The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating is influenced by various factors including the type of construction materials used, the age of the property, insulation levels, heating systems, and any renewable energy technologies installed. For instance, older properties might have lower ratings due to less efficient insulation and older heating systems, whereas newer properties are often built with energy efficiency in mind.

To verify the authenticity of an EPC, you can check the unique report reference number on the national EPC register. This ensures the certificate was issued by an accredited assessor and provides a record of the property’s energy assessment. It’s important to ensure that the EPC you’re reviewing is the latest one issued for the property.


Generally, an Energy Performance Certificate is not required for a lease renewal if there is a valid EPC from within the last 10 years. However, if significant changes have been made to the property since the last EPC was issued, it may be advisable to obtain a new one to accurately reflect the property’s current energy efficiency.

An EPC focuses specifically on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a property, providing an energy efficiency rating and recommendations for improvement. In contrast, a Home Condition Survey is a comprehensive report that assesses the overall condition of a property, including structural soundness, state of repair, and any defects. It does not provide an energy efficiency rating.

A property with a higher EPC rating is often more attractive to potential renters, as it suggests lower energy bills and a more comfortable living environment. Landlords may find that properties with better EPC ratings are easier to rent out and can sometimes command higher rental prices. Additionally, there are regulations requiring rental properties to meet a minimum EPC rating, making it crucial for landlords to be aware of their property’s rating.


In some cases, there may be tax benefits or incentives associated with having a higher EPC rating or making improvements to enhance a property’s energy efficiency. These can include reduced property taxes or eligibility for certain grants and subsidies. It’s advisable to consult with a tax professional or local authority to understand any specific benefits that might apply.

What to expect when a Domestic Energy Assessor comes to your property

Every Domestic Energy Assessor / DEA will have their own order and format of carrying out the EPC depending on the software that they use and their personal preference to efficiency.

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