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Hi, I’m Mohammad, your EPC Near Me assessor in Portsmouth.

As a professional assessor, I am well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide you with accurate and insightful evaluations of your property’s energy efficiency. With the importance of environmental sustainability ever-growing, it is crucial to be informed about the current state of your property and discover ways to improve its energy performance. I am dedicated to helping you make informed decisions that not only benefit the planet but also result in substantial long-term savings on energy bills. Together, let’s work towards a greener and more efficient living environment in the beautiful city of Portsmouth.

 

What Does an EPC Do?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) can help you save money on your energy bills by giving you insight into where your property needs improvement. It does this by rating your property from A-G, with ‘A’ being the most energy efficient and ‘G’ being the least. The certificate also recommends changes you can make to improve the rating, such as insulating walls or replacing inefficient light bulbs. With these improvements in place, you could save hundreds of pounds each year on heating and lighting costs while also reducing your carbon footprint.

 

Government Regulations

In Portsmouth and throughout England, regulations state that all residential lettings must have an up-to-date valid EPC with a rating of at least ‘E’ before they can be put on the market for rent or sale. If you don’t comply with these regulations then you may face a hefty fine of up to £4,000! Furthermore, any new buildings must also have an EPC if they are built after 2008 to meet current UK Building Regulations standards.

 

Benefits for Landlords and Homeowners in Portsmouth

Having an up-to-date valid EPC also has benefits for both landlords and homeowners in Portsmouth alike; it will make your property more attractive to potential buyers or tenants because they know they will be getting a good quality home that is energy efficient too! This could be especially beneficial if you plan to sell in future – buyers may be willing to pay more for properties with high ratings since they will know that their running costs, in the long run, will be lower than those of other properties.

 

Understand What The Assessor Needs To See

Before you start preparing your home for the EPC assessment, you must understand what the assessor will be looking at. The assessor will look at things like the age and type of windows in the property, insulation levels and boiler type. They will also check if any appliances are A-rated or above and inspect draughts around doors and windows, so these are things you should take into consideration when preparing your home for an assessment.

 

Check For Drafts And Resolve Any Heating Issues

One of the main things to focus on when getting ready for an EPC assessment is resolving any drafts or heating issues in the home. Make sure all windows and doors close properly, check for draughts around windows and doors with a smoke pen test or by using a mirror and resolve any heating problems such as blocked radiators or faulty boilers before the assessment. This will ensure that your home gets a good rating on its EPC report.

 

Gather All Documentation And Information

On the day of the assessment, you must have all relevant documents and information readily available. This includes documents related to building regulations compliance such as Building Regulations Compliance Certificates (also known as Section J Reports) or Building Control Completion Certificates if applicable to your property. You should also have information about gas safety checks and boiler servicing records ready too – this will help speed up the process of getting your EPC certificate fast.

For additional details on Energy Performance Certificates, please visit our EPC Register page.

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Properties should consider updating their Energy Performance Certificate every time significant alterations are made that could affect energy efficiency, such as major renovations or the installation of new heating or cooling systems. Although an EPC is valid for 10 years, an updated certificate can reflect improvements or changes in energy usage patterns.

A high EPC rating can positively impact a property’s rental value, making it more attractive to prospective tenants who are concerned about energy costs and environmental impact. Properties with better energy efficiency may command higher rent, while those with lower ratings might need to adjust pricing to attract tenants.

While EPC assessors can provide general recommendations on improving energy efficiency, they typically do not endorse specific brands or products. Their role is to assess the property’s current energy performance and suggest types of improvements rather than specific products.

An EPC provides information on a property’s energy efficiency, which can be of interest in building insurance assessments. While it doesn’t directly affect insurance premiums, the information in an EPC about the age and efficiency of heating systems, for example, can be relevant to insurers assessing the overall risk profile of the property.

For an EPC assessment, provide any available documentation related to the property’s energy efficiency, such as details of insulation, window upgrades, heating systems, and any renewable energy installations. Receipts, warranties, and certificates of installation can be particularly helpful.

Landlords can ensure compliance with EPC regulations by obtaining a valid EPC before renting out a property and adhering to the minimum energy efficiency standards required in their region. Regularly reviewing and updating the EPC, especially after making energy-efficient improvements, is also crucial.

Properties with multiple occupancy, such as shared houses, typically require an Energy Performance Certificate for the entire building. If different units within the property are rented out separately, each unit may need its own EPC.

Improving the EPC rating of an older property often involves retrofitting energy-efficient features. This could include installing loft or wall insulation, upgrading to double glazing, replacing old boilers with more efficient models, and integrating smart energy management systems.

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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