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EPC General Questions

1 - What is an Energy Performance Certificate?
It is a document that details the construction, heating and lighting of a property and therefore an approximation of the cost and carbon emissions for the property.

2 - How do I get an Energy Performance Certificate?
It's very simple, make an appointment via phone or email, the appointment will take about half an hour and the certificate can be ready the same day via email.

3 - Energy Performance Certificate cost?
An EPC for a house/flat will cost £40.
A commercial EPC will be quoted for on an individual basis.

4 - Energy Performance Certificate what is checked?
The site visit for a domestic property will take around half an hour and we will look at the general construction and size, any improvements since it was built, the type of windows, the heating system and its controls, water heating, storage and controls and the lighting.

5 - Validity and how long does it last?
An EPC lasts for ten years. You may, however, commission a new EPC whenever you want this may be if you have some work done that has improved the efficiency of the property.

6 - Energy Performance Certificate Regulations
A valid EPC needs to be in place for all properties marketed for sale or to be let. There is a grace period of seven days from the start of the marketing.

7 - Energy Performance Certificate pass or fail
There is no pass or fail. Each property gets a score from 1 to 100 (1 being the lowest)
Its just like when you but a new fridge in that there is a coloured rating that puts the appliance in a category so that a prospective buyer can compare one fridge with another.

EPC Ratings Explained

1 - EPC Rating A - What does it mean?
EPC A rating means that the property received between 92-100 points out of a possible 100.
This is the highest EPC rating a property can receive and is therefore classed as most efficient

2 - EPC Rating B - What does it mean?
EPC B rating means that the property received between 81-91 points out of a possible 100

3 - EPC Rating C - What does it mean?
EPC C rating means that the property received between 69-80 points out of a possible 100

4 - EPC Rating D - What does it mean?
EPC D rating means that the property received between 55-68 points out of a possible 100

5 - EPC Rating E - What does it mean?
EPC E rating means that the property received between 39-54 points out of a possible 100

6 - EPC Rating F - What does it mean?
EPC F rating means that the property received between 21-38 points out of a possible 100

7 - EPC Rating G - What does it mean?
EPC G rating means that the property received between 1-20 points out of a possible 100.
This is the lowest EPC rating a property can receive and is therefore classed as the least efficient

How to Improve a Properties EPC Rating

1 - Book an EPC survey
The report will show you recommendations of ways to improve your properties EPC rating

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