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What is an EPC?
• The type of insulation installed in walls, floors, ceilings, etc.
• The age and condition of the property’s windows and doors
• Any renewable energy sources such as solar panels or wind turbines
• A list of recommended improvements to reduce energy consumption
Government Regulations for Homeowners and Landlords in Dorchester
If you are selling or renting out your property in Dorchester, then you are legally required to provide potential buyers or tenants with an EPC before they sign any contracts or complete any transactions. This requirement applies even if you are not actively marketing your property; as long as it’s available for sale or rent, then you must provide an EPC if requested. Not providing potential buyers or tenants with an EPC can lead to hefty fines from the government.
In most cases, this will mean getting a new certificate every few years when selling or renting out your property; however, some types of contracts may require more frequent updates depending on local regulations and other factors.
Benefits of Getting an EPC
Having an up-to-date EPC can help make sure that your home meets all legal requirements while also helping you save money on utility bills and other costs associated with running your home or rental property. An up-to-date EPC will also show prospective buyers and tenants that you are taking steps towards making sure your property is as energy efficient as possible – this can be beneficial when trying to attract new customers. Additionally, having an up-to-date EPC can help increase the value of your property; buyers and renters may be willing to pay more for a more energy-efficient home – something that could potentially offset some of the costs associated with getting an EPC done in the first place!