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    Energy Performance Certificate

    If you are contemplating selling or renting your property, you will need an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate). If you are a landlord you cannot create any new tenancies whether in England or Wales without an EPC rating of E or above. This new directive has been in place since April 2020, the new rules also apply to existing tenancies. Over one million dwellings in Wales and England would not currently pass the new rules, and could face huge fines.Therefore it is wise to get your property assessed to avoid falling foul of this directive. Not checked your properties as yet? Well you will need to move quickly because without an EPC rating of E or above, landlords will be facing civil and criminal penalties if they are found to have signed a new tenancy, or renew an existing one from 1st April 2018. Still thinking of holding off on an EPC, well consider this; fines can be as high as £5,000 per property if a landlord is found to have ignored this regulation. Remember, you cannot plead ignorance as an excuse for the law!

    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

    • 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:

    • Boilers
    • Radiators
    • Hot water tanks
    • Insulation of the loft
    • Double glazing of windows

    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.

    • 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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    Help is close by, serviceteam has highly qualified home energy inspectors to carry out your EPC. After your property has been thoroughly checked, you will be receive your Energy Performance Certificate in both electronic and paper forms.

    Just in case you don’t know much about EPC, here is some necessary information to clarify everything before you proceed further:

    What is EPC

    An Energy Performance Certificate is a legal document that every Landlord or property owner in England and Wales is required to provide to any tenant or buyer when they sell, rent, or lease a building. If you are a buyer/tenant it is recommended you request to see this document prior to signing an agreement or before you buy. Also, it’s a requirement for any dwelling under construction. A certified home energy inspector should be consulted to conduct the necessary assessment of the property. Once done, your building will be rated from G to A, with G being the least efficient, while A is deemed as highly efficient.
    The document will retain its legal status for up to 10 years. You can rely on Serviceteam to manage this for you.

    Why do you need one?

    You need an EPC to demonstrate to potential buyers and tenants that you are in tune with all energy efficient directives which is important before you advertise your property for rent or for sale. An EPC contains information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs. Without and EPC it may affect your tenancy agreement or property purchase?

    Although the document will be valid for 10 years, it might need to be adjusted if or when there are any planned additions to the structure. If you have a high energy rating it helps to make your property more saleable/rentable than ones with a lower rating, as a lower rating is less costly to run.
    The final report should provide recommendations and advice on how to reduce the running cost of the property. It will also save you from any potential legal battles.

    What does it entail?

    Once your appointment has been confirmed one of our professional assessors will visit your property to examine the buildings essential fabric, including lighting, insulation, boiler rating etc. Also to include any recent changes made to the property will be taken into account. Each zones dimensions will be vigitantly and accurately calculated to cover the total area of the building. In some additional information will be sought from the property owner including:

    • 1: Any new structures to be added?
    • 2: Serial numbers of different appliances and systems.
    • 3: Some information about renewables.

    Since Serviceteam is bound to give the best customer service, it is ensured that you are being provided with a proper draft of the report before finalizing it. After your approval, the record will be uploaded to the database.

    How Much does it cost?

    As we aim to keep the prices at the lowest, Serviceteam will charge you circa £72 + VAT for a basic EPC assessment. However, it should be noted that the price may vary according to the building size, type, and location.

    Why Serviceteam Ltd?

    It is important to tell you why you should be choosing us for your projects. So here are some important points that make us stand out in the crowd:

    Competitive Prices

    We work on fixed prices. There are no extra or hidden charges to worry about. Also, there are no charges for distance covered, fuel, or parking, etc, except for congestion and ULEZ zones where charges will apply.

    Years of Experience

    No matter what the task is, our experts are highly experienced to handle anything falling in their expertise. You’ll love the approach of our men to any of your projects. Once everything is done, all you will have is a smiling face once we leave.

    Professionalism

    The most important factor which distinguishes us among many is the amount of professionalism we put in our work. From the staff member talking to you on the call to the expert performing your projects, all you will witness is the sheer professionalism Serviceteam is known for. You can confirm this from the reviews left by our customers…

    Friendly Staff

    Once you make your call, you will find a friendly advisor waiting to discuss your requirements. Moreover, once our consultant reach your place, you’ll love their helpful attitude and dedication towards their job. Trained to help, you’ll their supporting behavior!

    Customer’s Trust and Satisfaction

    You need reassurance that serviceteam can deliver a high-quality service, therefore please see serviceteam’s customer reviews on our Checkatrade platform. This will hopefully demonstrate the level of satisfaction our customers (throughout London) have received over the years.
    It’s years of experience and our professionalism that sets us aside from other companies, unsurprisingly we have lots of it.

    Call us Now

    Just in case you decide to assess your building for EPC, feel free to contact us on our number or book your appointment on online.

    Don’t delay. Remember this directive is already in force and any delay could be costly!

    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.

    Q: How long does EPC take to complete?
    A: Usually, it takes about approximately 1 hour or 45 minutes. However, the timing may vary according to the size and number of parts to be accessed.

    Q: Hoe often it should be done>?
    A: As mentioned before, you can use your EPC multiple times within the time span of 10 years. However, it should be renewed after this duration as it will lose its legal status. E.g expires.

    Q: Is it okay to let an F EPC-rated Property?
    A: No, it’s illegal to let any residential or commercial property with an EPC rating of F and G as per Energy efficiency regulations. Doing this will result in a legal penalty. The lowest resting for letting a property is E.

    Q: What does an EPC involve?
    A: Here are some of the factors involved in EPC:

    • 1: Establishing the age and construction method of the building.
    • 2: Assessing any heating system present in the property.
    • 3: Measuring the floor and wall areas.
    • 4: Checking out cavity wall insulation.

    Q: How do I repair for an EPC?
    A: Here are some tips you can follow to prepare for an EPC that will boost your rating:

    • 1: Upgrade your heating system as its one of the key factors that affect your EPC rating.
    • 2: Improve your oft insulation. It has been reported to increase the rating by 10-15 points.
    • 3: If you have a hot water cylinder in your house, make sure you a insulation to the tank. It will only improve your rating.
    • 4: Also, insulate your cavity walls. It will add up 10-15 points to your EPC rating.
    • 5: Choose energy-efficient lights and add draught-proofing to your household. It will also increase your rating by a few points.
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    All our tradespeople have the relevant trade specific qualifications, have been rigorously screened and come under serviceteam’s insurance policies.

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    At the point of booking your service we will log your preferred payment details card number etc. Payment will not be taken from your credit/debit card until the works have been completed, usually within 24 hours. Please note credit card transactions are limited to £150.00. maximum. A copy of your paid invoice and a job-sheet will be emailed to you when payment has been approved. Our dedicated Operations Team, based in London, are on call to discuss any current or future jobs as well as managing your project through to completion. If you prefer to pay with a different card to the one used when booking your appointment, please ask our trades person whilst on site to call the office and update your details.

    How do refunds work?
    You are eligible for a refund if you cancel within 14 days of booking or the job has not been started and is not within the cancellation time frame.

    What if I want to cancel the appointment?
    We understand that priorities and plans change, and you may need to rearrange/cancel your booking. Should this be the case please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary alterations to our work schedules. If we don’t receive enough notice of your cancellation or appointment rescheduling within the terms outlined below, then there is a possibility you will be charged a cancellation fee.

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    (1.) A charge of £10.00 (ten pounds) will be payable if the service is cancelled within 24 hours. (2.) If the scheduled appointment is cancelled within 12 hours (or less) a 50% charge of the booking fee will be applied (3.) If the appointment is cancelled when engineer arrives at the property (on the doorstep - photos and times will be provided) and within our texted 3-hour time slot the full booking fee will become payable. None of the above charges are profit items and only contribute to the cost of late cancellation/lost business.

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    As you know parking in and around London can be problematic and extremely costly (depending on the area) if a parking space can be reserved for our engineer it would be appreciated and help increase efficiency of the service provided (no feeding meters etc or mobile app updating). The quote we have provided does not include the cost of parking and/or congestion charge which will be added to the final invoice (if applicable). Please inform your personal account manager if any special parking instructions like parking permit/free parking can be provided. For properties on the rim of the congestion zone and it is not possible for our engineer to attend without entering/clipping the charge zone, we may need to add the charge to the final bill ? Please check with your personal account manager in advance of your appointment if you’re not sure?

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