Hi, I’m Richard, your EPC Near Me assessor in North Wingfield.
As an experienced assessor, I understand the importance of energy efficiency in buildings and the impact that it has on the environment as well as on your pocket. My role is to evaluate the energy efficiency of your property and provide you with a certificate that shows how environmentally-friendly and cost-effective your building is. Through my thorough and professional assessment, I can suggest simple and effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of your property.
Understanding Your EPC
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal document required for all buildings that are sold or leased. It is a way of grading a property’s energy efficiency and providing recommendations to improve it. The certificate includes two ratings, namely, the Energy Efficiency Rating that measures the overall energy-efficiency of a building and an Environmental Impact Rating that shows the property’s impact on the environment.
The EPC is created by a certified energy assessor who visits the property and carries out a thorough inspection. They examine the walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, heating, ventilation, and lighting systems to produce an accurate assessment of the property’s energy efficiency.
Benefits of an EPC
Whether you are a homeowner or landlord, obtaining an EPC for your property has many benefits. Firstly, it offers insight into how you can reduce energy consumption, leading to lower energy bills. Secondly, increasing the energy efficiency of your property often transcends into a warmer home, making it more appealing to potential tenants or buyers.
Thirdly, having a high EPC rating can also contribute to a lower carbon footprint and, in turn, be beneficial for the environment. Finally, complying with EPC regulations ensures you avoid any penalties and provides potential buyers or renters with the necessary information on your property’s efficiency.
In North Wingfield, all rental properties with a lease of fewer than seven years require an EPC rating of at least E. This means that there is a legal obligation for landlords to obtain one. Failure to adhere to this regulation can land you with fines ranging from £5000 to £15000.
Moreover, when marketing your property for sale or rent, you must show the EPC to any interested parties. You must also provide them with the recommendation report, which includes the estimated cost of implementing the recommendations.
How Long is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Valid For?
The validity period of an EPC is 10 years, after which it needs to be replaced with a newer one.
What is the Cost of an EPC?
The cost of an EPC is determined by the market and demand for the service. The actual cost may vary based on factors such as the size, location, and age of the building.
Do I Need to Obtain a New EPC Every Time I Rent or Sell my Building?
No, as long as there is a valid EPC for the building, it can be provided to any potential tenant or buyer. The EPC is valid for 10 years, and during this time, the same EPC can be used for all prospective buyers or tenants. However, if a newer EPC has been registered on the central register, the previous one becomes invalid.