I am Darren, the EPC Near Me assessor for Blaydon.
I offer a competitive Domestic EPC service, with prices starting at just £50. I am experienced and qualified and can provide an EPC for any type of domestic property. I am happy to provide a no-obligation quote, so please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am available to answer any questions you may have about the process or the pricing.
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate provides potential buyers or tenants of a property with information about its current energy performance level. The certificate shows the building’s Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) on a scale of A-G (with A being the most efficient), as well as its Environmental Impact Rating (EIR). It also outlines any recommended improvements that can be made to increase the property’s energy efficiency rating. In addition, all EPCs come with information about fuel costs and carbon emissions associated with running the home or rental property.
Why Homeowners and Landlords in Blaydon Need an EPC
In Blaydon, government regulations stipulate that all homes must have an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate when they are put up for sale or rent. This applies to both residential homes as well as rental properties owned by landlords. If a homeowner or landlord fails to obtain an EPC before putting their home or rental on the market, they could face hefty fines from local authorities.
In addition to being compliant with government regulations, homeowners and landlords in Blaydon can benefit from having an EPC for their properties because it can help them save money on their energy bills, attract more tenants or buyers who are looking for energy-efficient properties, and make sure that the property meets safety standards set by local authorities. Furthermore, properties that have high energy efficiency ratings tend to sell faster than those without one.
What Happens After an Epc Assessment Has Been Completed?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessment is an inspection that’s used to rate the energy efficiency of a property on a scale of A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). It also provides recommendations on how the energy efficiency of the property could be improved. Once an EPC assessment has been completed, the results are usually given in a report.
Here’s what you should do once you receive the EPC report:
- Understanding the Report: The first step is to understand the results of the EPC assessment. You will be provided with a detailed overview of the energy efficiency of your property, including its current rating and its potential rating if recommended improvements are made.
- Considering the Recommendations: Look at the recommendations made in the report. These suggestions are meant to help you improve the energy efficiency of your property, which could potentially save you money on energy bills and increase the value of your property. These could include suggestions like improving insulation, upgrading heating systems, or installing renewable energy technologies.
- Planning Improvements: If you decide to follow the recommendations, the next step is planning these improvements. This might involve getting quotes from contractors, applying for any necessary planning permissions, or researching potential funding or grants that could help cover the costs.
- Implementing the Improvements: Once you have a plan, you can start making the recommended improvements. Depending on the complexity of the work, this might involve hiring professionals or could be something you can do yourself.
- Re-Assessment: After making significant improvements to your property, it might be beneficial to have a new EPC assessment done. This will provide a new, potentially improved, energy rating for your property, which could make it more attractive to potential buyers or renters if you decide to sell or lease the property in the future.
- Compliance: In some regions, regulations require properties to achieve a minimum EPC rating before they can be rented out. Make sure to understand the local regulations in your area and ensure your property complies.
Remember, while the EPC provides valuable information about your property’s energy efficiency and recommendations for improvement, you’re not legally required to implement the suggested measures (unless certain local regulations mandate it). However, doing so can often lead to cost savings in the long run and may make your property more appealing to potential buyers or tenants.