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Richard Pain

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Hi, I am Richard, the EPC Near Me assessor for Rotherham.

I operate within Rotherham producing domestic property EPCs, commercial property EPCs and DECS. As an extra service, I can provide floor plans, legionella and risk assessments. I am qualified as a Retrofit assessor with experience in Green Deal and I am also qualified as an OCDEA.

 

What is an EPC?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates a property’s energy efficiency, graded from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). It is a legal requirement when a property is being sold, rented, or built-in Rotherham and includes recommendations for improving energy efficiency.

 

Benefits of EPCs

EPCs provide several advantages:

  1. Energy Efficiency Insights: They help property owners understand how to improve their energy usage.
  2. Cost Savings: Identifying and addressing energy inefficiencies can significantly reduce energy bills.
  3. Enhanced Property Value: Properties with higher EPC ratings can attract a higher market value.

For landlords, an EPC ensures legal compliance, enhances the property’s attractiveness to potential tenants, and helps avoid fines for non-compliance.

 

Suggested Upgrades for Rotherham Properties

Property owners in Rotherham can improve their EPC ratings with these upgrades:

  1. Insulation: Loft, cavity wall, or solid wall insulation can be crucial in improving energy efficiency.
  2. Efficient Heating Systems: Upgrading older boilers and installing smart thermostats can significantly boost heating efficiency.
  3. Renewable Energy Solutions: Solar panels or wind turbines are viable options for sustainable energy production.
  4. Window Upgrades: Installing double or triple-glazed windows can effectively reduce heat loss.

 

Government Regulations

Rotherham property owners must be aware of:

  • Mandatory EPC: Required for all property sales or rentals.
  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES): Currently, properties must have a minimum EPC rating of ‘E’ to be rented out.

 

Importance of EPCs in Rotherham

In Rotherham, EPCs are critical for several reasons:

  1. Legal Requirement: Compliance with the law is mandatory for property transactions.
  2. Financial Incentives: Improved energy efficiency can lead to lower energy costs and potentially higher property values.
  3. Environmental Impact: Enhancing energy efficiency plays a part in reducing carbon emissions.
  4. Preparation for Future Standards: Anticipating and adapting to stricter energy efficiency requirements is beneficial.

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A low EPC rating (F or G) can restrict your ability to rent the property due to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). However, it’s primarily an indicator that your property could benefit from energy efficiency improvements, which can lead to cost savings and potentially increase the property’s value.

The process of obtaining an EPC typically involves a survey that can last between 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and complexity of the property. Once the survey is completed, the EPC report is usually available within a few days.

Yes, any structural changes, including extensions or renovations, can affect your property’s EPC rating. These changes can either improve or worsen the rating, depending on the specifications and materials used.

Yes, if you believe your EPC rating is incorrect, you can contact the assessor for a re-evaluation. If you’re still not satisfied, you can raise a complaint through the accreditation scheme with which the assessor is associated.

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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