What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

An Energy Performance Certificate or EPC is now required by Law when a property is built or before a property is marketed for lease or sale. The certificate looks very much like the certificate attached to modern electrical appliances and is colour coded with an energy rating from A to G, with A being the most energy efficient and G being the least energy efficient.

A more efficient property will cost less to heat and will therefore generate and release less CO2 into the atmosphere. The certificate is provided with a summary report which will give an indication as to the likely costs of running the property and also what savings may be made through improvements to the property (such as double glazing or loft insulation).

An EPC can be commissioned from a variety of companies that employ accredited inspectors. The costs vary but you can check with The Energy Performance Register Website. An EPC lasts for 10 years. We can arrange an EPC on your behalf.

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