Who needs an EPC?
An energy performance certificate is now legally required for all properties to be sold or let in the UK at the point of marketing.
The agent, landlord, or private vendor is responsible for ensuring that the survey is carried out. There are fines for non-compliance.
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What is the purpose of a Domestic EPC?
The EPC will grade the property from A-G, depending on how energy efficient it is.
The most efficient property with the lowest fuel bills with have an ‘A’ band.
The most efficient home will have the least carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
All energy performance certificates include recommendations for improvements, and are valid for 10 years unless a thermal element is changed like the double glazing or boiler, or there are structural changes.
It contains information on your homes energy use and carbon emissions and suggests recommendations which can result in saving you money.
What does the inspection entail?
A DEA inspection will be carried out by one of our accredited approved assessors, who will draw floors plans, and carry out a survey of the property looking at the lighting, heating, and the building structure. They will take site notes and photos as a record of the information they have collected.
The average time for an inspection depends on the size of the property. But it should take no more than half an hour to an hour for average sized properties.
Areas we cover: North London / East London / NW London and EN post codes.
Cost of the domestic EPC?
The cost of a domestic EPC is typically around the £45.00 – £50.00 mark for an average sized property.