Meet Your EPC Assessor for

Surbiton

Izmir Lici

EPC Near Me Surbiton

EPC From £50

Call me on 07723046439 to book your EPC today!

Hi, I’m Izmir, your EPC Near Me assessor in Surbiton.

Our prices start at just £50, and with a 24-hour turnaround time, you can start seeing the savings almost immediately. Not only that, but our team is highly trained and available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your EPC certificate. So why wait? Get in touch with us today and let us help you get the best possible price for your property!

 

What is an EPC?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that assesses the energy efficiency of your property. It contains information about the property’s energy use and associated costs as well as recommendations on how to reduce energy consumption. The certificate also assigns a rating from A to G, with A being the most efficient and G being the least.

 

What Is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Report Include?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that provides information about the energy efficiency of a property. Here are some of the items typically included in an EPC:

  1. The energy efficiency rating of the property on a scale of A-G, with A being the most energy-efficient and G being the least.
  2. The environmental impact rating of the property on a scale of A-G, with A being the least environmentally impactful and G being the most.
  3. Information about the property’s heating, ventilation, and hot water systems, including their efficiency and age.
  4. Recommendations for improving the property’s energy efficiency, such as upgrading insulation, installing a more efficient heating system, or using energy-efficient lighting.
  5. An estimate of the property’s energy usage and associated costs.
  6. Details of the assessor who carried out the EPC, including their accreditation and registration number.

The purpose of an EPC is to give potential buyers or tenants an idea of how energy-efficient a property is, and what they can do to improve its efficiency. This can help them make informed decisions about their energy costs and environmental impact.

 

Why Do Homeowners and Landlords in Surbiton Need One?

For homeowners or landlords renting out their properties in Surbiton, having an EPC is essential. According to UK law, if you are selling or renting out a residential building with more than one floor, you must have an up-to-date EPC before marketing it for sale or rent. This means that anyone selling or renting their property in Surbiton needs to get an EPC before they can legally put it on the market. Failure to produce one when asked can result in fines of up to £5,000!

 

What Access Does an EPC Assessor Need When Inspecting a Property?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessor typically needs access to all areas of a property during an inspection to assess its energy efficiency. This may include access to:

  1. The property’s interior: The assessor will need to inspect all rooms, including any attic or basement spaces, to assess insulation, heating, and lighting systems.
  2. The property’s exterior: The assessor will need to inspect the exterior of the property to assess insulation and identify any potential sources of heat loss or gain.
  3. The property’s heating and hot water systems: The assessor will need to inspect the property’s heating and hot water systems to assess their efficiency and check if they are working properly.
  4. The property’s ventilation and air conditioning systems: The assessor will need to inspect the property’s ventilation and air conditioning systems to assess their efficiency and check if they are working properly.
  5. Any energy-related installations or devices: The assessor will need to inspect any energy-related installations or devices, such as solar panels or wind turbines, to assess their efficiency and output.

In general, the assessor will need to be able to access all areas of the property to conduct a thorough assessment of its energy efficiency. The property owner or occupier must provide full access to the property to ensure an accurate EPC rating can be provided.

Testimonials

One of my best decisions I've made was to join the team at EPC Near Me. It is building into a very important part of my business. I have a great online presence, my personal EPC Near Me website is a great addition to my EPC business. Massive thanks to Paul & Chris for their help over the last 8 months

Brian

Swansea

As a DEA, I needed to get my business into a stable position and certainly EPC Near Me provided an excellent platform for me to achieve a steady customer flow. Thank you EPC Near Me.

Richard

South Wales

Seasonal variation typically doesn’t directly affect an Energy Performance Certificate rating, as the assessment is based on standardised conditions to ensure consistency year-round. The EPC provides an estimate of energy efficiency and potential costs based on average occupancy and climate conditions, rather than specific weather patterns or seasonal changes. However, actual energy use and costs will vary with seasons, which is important for homeowners to consider when interpreting their EPC.

Failing to provide a valid EPC when selling or renting out a property can lead to legal consequences, including fines. In some regions, the fines can be a percentage of the property’s value or a fixed amount. Beyond legal implications, not having an EPC can deter potential buyers or tenants who are increasingly conscious of energy efficiency and its impact on living costs and environmental footprint.

Yes, renovations and upgrades can significantly affect future EPC ratings. If you’ve made substantial energy-efficient improvements, such as installing a new heating system, adding insulation, or upgrading windows, it’s advisable to get a new Energy Performance Certificate. A new, improved EPC can reflect these changes, potentially increasing your property’s appeal and value.

 

Prospective buyers can use the information in an EPC to negotiate the purchase price of a property. A lower EPC rating might indicate the need for future investments in energy efficiency improvements, which can be costly. Buyers might use this as leverage to negotiate a lower price, reflecting the additional investment needed to enhance the property’s energy efficiency.

Public buildings often have their own set of EPC regulations, typically requiring a Display Energy Certificate (DEC). DECs are similar to EPCs but are intended for buildings frequently visited by the public. They must be displayed prominently and provide a snapshot of the building’s energy performance, helping to promote transparency and encourage energy efficiency in the public sector.

 

For leasehold properties, having a valid EPC is just as important as it is for freehold ones. Leaseholders looking to sublet their property must provide a valid EPC to potential tenants. Additionally, the EPC rating can impact service charges if the building requires energy efficiency improvements, as these costs may be shared among leaseholders.

 

The recommendations in an Energy Performance Certificate are typically prioritized based on their potential impact on energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. High-impact, low-cost measures are usually listed first, providing property owners with a roadmap to improving their property’s energy performance cost-effectively. However, the prioritisation can vary based on the specific characteristics of the property and the assessor’s judgment.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need your EPC questions answered?

Get a Quote Today!

Hidden
Hidden
Are you happy for an assessor to contact you?(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.