How To Obtain An Energy Performance Certificate?
Current UK legislation requires that all buildings that are sold, built, or rented, will need an Energy Performance Certificate.
The certificate provides energy efficiency ratings and offers recommendations for improvement. The ratings are similar to those found on electrical products such as fridges and kettles. The certificate displays the rating of your property in a standard format, so that the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another building of a similar type. This will enable buyers to consider the estimated annual energy costs as part of their investment or business decision to buy or rent a specific property.
How do I find an energy assessor?
It is recommended that you use the Energy Performance Certificate Register web site to search for an accredited domestic energy assessor in your area. This web site is run by Landmark, on behalf of the government.
How long is my EPC valid for?
EPC,s are valid for ten years.
What does an EPC cost?
The current average price is around 60 pounds and is the responsibility of the vendor or landlord to provide.
As a buyer, what happens if I am not given an EPC?
As this is a legal requirement, your solicitor will request a copy of the EPC as part of the conveyancing process.