At ?The EPC Exchange? we boast a team of fully qualified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA?s) that enable us to provide, Energy Performance Certificates (EPC?s) nationally. This in turn allows us to offer Energy Performance Certificates (EPC?s) that will be booked within 48hrs and the Energy Performance Certificate available to view normally within 24hours of the Domestic Energy Assessor leaving the property, it most cases the EPC will be available the same day.
The current legislation states that all residential and commercial properties whether being built, sold or leased must make available an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to prospective purchasers or tenants. This enables people to make informed decisions relating to the energy efficiency of a property. This legislation was passed in October 2008 and even new build properties require an EPC. The certificate provides ?A? to ?G? ratings for the building, ?A? being the most energy efficient and ?G? being the least efficient. A report can be produced alongside the EPC which will recommend improvements to make a building more energy efficient.
How do I get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
EPC?s can only be produced by an accredited Energy Assessor. The DEA will need to understand the internal layout of the building, its construction, what it?s used for (i.e. commercial or residential), the services, lighting and controls used. This is to understand the energy demands of each individual space. This information is fed into a Government approved software package which in turn produces the EPC. All EPC?s are registered and stored in the national register with a unique reference number (UPRN).
Do I have to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
The simple answer is yes, if you are selling or leasing a property you must have an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant, if you fail to produce an EPC there is a penalty which could be 12.5% of the rateable value of the building sub...