What's included in this service?
- A Fixed Price: We will always provide a fixed price for your authorisation before we proceed so you know where you stand.
- Authorised & Qualified: All EPC inspections are done by our authorized and fully qualified assessors
- Emergency Response: Choose a date and time that suites your busy schedule and a member of our office team will contact you to confirm your appointment slot.
- Tap into our engineers expertise: Tips to improve your property’s energy efficiency
What's not included in this service?
- Any congestion zone, ULEZ or parking charges which will be added at costs to the final bill (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided).
Here is how the energy assessor can help you?
The most valuable aspect of the EPC report is that it includes advice from our energy assessor on what can be done to reduce the energy usage and carbon emissions of the property. This can lead to some monthly savings and it helps the environment. Here is what the surveyor will check as part of the service:
If there is room for improvement, you will be provided with clear instructions on how to achieve it. In turn, this will allow you to apply for an energy efficiency grant which will improve the value of your place.
- Hot water tanks
- Insulation of the loft
- Double glazing of windows
- The assessor may include in your report the following:
- Detailed information on your domestic property carbon dioxide emissions and energy use;
- What annual savings you may achieve when following the outlined suggestions;
- How carbon emission ratings would change when home improvements are executed.
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4 Emergency response
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Who is responsible for arranging an EPC?
A: Landlords & owners of properties hold responsibility and is required by law to ensure the provision of an up to date certificate. When it comes to newly raised buildings, the person who has commissioned the project is supposed to receive an energy performance certificate from the builder. You cannot list the building for sale or letting without the certificate. In case an agent has been tasked to market the building/property, they must include a copy of the document in all the commercial media (websites, brochures, written materials) they produce.
- Q: What happens if I do not get a certificate for my property?
A: The Department of Finance governs the enforcement of energy performance regulations. If you end up on their radar, you can expect a fine. If you are asked to produce the documentation by an inspector and fail to do so, then you will receive a penalty charge notice. The fine for a home is £200. For other properties, the fine is 12,5% of the net annual value if they fail to provide a buyer/tenant with the documents.
- Q: How long does the service take?
A: The time varies and it depends mostly on the size of the property. It wouldn't be particularly useful to give you a time estimate without knowing this type of information. However, we can tell you that a service for a 3-bedroom property should take under one hour.
- Q: What are the benefits to me?
A: A better energy rating would make your building/property more marketable. Our recommendations from might prove to be quite useful and significant reduce the bills. Of course, don't forget that this way you comply with the regulations and you won't risk being fined.
- Q: Do I need to make a new EPC report for every new client or renter?
A: No, once the certificate is issued, it is valid for the next ten years and you can present it to anyone who is interested. After the period, you will have to set up another inspection of the property.
- Q: What if the building is extended or modified in any other way?
A: Any kind of change the increases or decreases the energy requirements of the property means that a new survey should take place. The same conditions as when constructing a new building apply here. The person in charge of the construction is responsible for the provision of a new certificate.