Residential EPC

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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Residential EPC

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.

Changes to the EPC in April 2018

New regulations which come in to force on the 1 April 2018 make it unlawful to let properties in England and Wales which do not meet a prescribed minimum energy performance standard to be an EPC rating of ‘E’.
This means that by 1st April 2018, If your EPC rating is below an ‘E, you will not be able to market or rent that property.
At Eco Logic we can advise you the most cost effective changes to your property to ensure it meets the required standards.

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.