Hi, I’m Philip, your EPC Near Me assessor in Brixham.
I am fully insured and DBS checked and offer a professional and friendly service providing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).
The EPC home visit takes around 30-40 minutes to undertake with access to all rooms required including the loft if applicable. Once the report is completed it is lodged on the Government EPC register and remains valid for 10 years.
EPCs in Brixham From £50
Having an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is essential for homeowners and landlords in Brixham who wish to rent out their properties legally. Not only does it provide valuable information about your building’s energy efficiency but it could also save you time and money when remortgaging your property too!
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that assesses the energy efficiency of a property – both residential and commercial – based on its age, construction type and energy usage. The certificate itself shows two ratings; the Asset Rating which scores the overall energy efficiency of the building from A-G, where A is the most efficient and G is the least efficient; and the Environmental Impact Rating which scores the overall impact of climate change from A-G, where A has the lowest impact and G has the highest impact. These ratings are determined by an accredited domestic/commercial Energy Assessor who will visit your property, assess it using specific criteria, and then input their findings into a software system to generate your report.
Why Do Homeowners/Landlords in Brixham Need One?
In Brixham and throughout England, it’s now a legal requirement for any new tenancy agreement – residential or commercial – to be accompanied by a valid EPC. This means that as a homeowner or landlord in Brixham, you must have an up-to-date EPC if you want to let out your property legally. Without it, you risk facing hefty fines from local authority environmental health departments or Trading Standards Officers! Furthermore, many mortgage lenders now require an up-to-date EPC before they issue mortgages for rental properties so having one could be essential if you want to remortgage too!
The Need for Access
During a DEA, your assessor needs access to all areas of your home, including outside. They will need to look at the age, construction type, roof type, and the number of extensions and detachments as well as examine the brickwork for signs of insulation. This information is crucial in determining the energy rating and efficiency of your property. If any area cannot be accessed by the assessor, then it can affect their ability to properly asses your property.
How To Prepare For Your Assessment
In order to prepare for your assessment, it is important that you make sure that all doors are accessible from both inside and out so that the assessor can move freely throughout the house. If you are living in an empty property, it is advisable that you obtain keys for the back or side doors before the inspection takes place. Additionally, any pets should be secured away from the location during this period so they don’t interfere with or obstruct the assessment process.