EPC provision

Are you selling or letting your property? Make sure you have your EPC ready.

epcAs a seller, landlord or letting agent, you are legally required to show prospective buyers or tenants the Energy Performance Certificate for the property in question. If you fail to provide an EPC when requested, you can end up paying a £200 fine, and your property can be potentially taken out of the market.

 

What is an EPC?

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) shows the energy efficiency rating of your property relating to the running costs of its heating and lighting. The rating is shown on an A–G scale, similar to those in your electrical appliances. EPC also gives you recommendations on how to reduce your energy cost, and the potential funding available to you.

EPC Coloured bars charts - Energy Efficiency and Envrionmental

Energy Efficiency and Environmental Rating Charts

There are a number of different types of EPC: Domestic and Commercial EPC, On-Construction and Display Energy Certificates. Surveys for domestic EPC can only be carried out by qualified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) who are members of one of the official accreditation bodies.

When do you need an EPC?

You need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when your property is:

  • built
  • sold
  • Rented
  • Installing Solar PV panels
  • When you want to claim the Feed-in-Tariff for a solar array.

EPC surveyIf you are selling or renting your property, you must order an EPC before you put it on the market. If you are selling or letting your property through an estate or letting agent, you have 7 days to provide them with an EPC, or they can order it for you. However, keep in mind that your agent may add a commission on the cost of the EPC. Since the process is not disruptive and hassle free, it is generally cheaper and better value to order your EPC from an independent assessor.

Both domestic and commercial properties need an Energy Performance Certificate. There are very few exceptions to this rule. So, if you own a property, you almost certainly need an EPC.

Need a domestic EPC now? Call us to book a survey.

We guarantee to deliver your EPC within 24 hours.

 

When do you need to show the EPC to a prospective buyer or tenant?

A copy of your property’s EPC must be available for your potential buyer or tenant to see when:

  • They request written information about the property at the time when you first put it on the market; or
  • They request to see it when they view your property.

At this stage, you don’t need to give them a copy but you must be able to show it to them if they request. However, you must give them a copy of the EPC before they sign any agreements.

Who is responsible for ordering the EPC?

  • Properties for sale – owner
  • Properties to let – landlord
  • New Build – builder or person responsible for the construction

When is an Energy Performance Certificate not required?

EPC is not required for:

  • Places of worship
  • Temporary buildings meant for short term use (less than 2 years)
  • Detached property that has less than 50 square metres of useful floor space
  • Commercial buildings, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings that don’t use much energy
  • Buildings due for demolition
  • Holiday accommodations rented out for less than 4 months a year or are let under a licence to occupy
  • Listed buildings
  • Residential properties that are occupied less than 4 months a year.

Need a domestic EPC now? Call us to book a survey.

We guarantee to deliver your EPC within 24 hours.

Energicert only carries out surveys for Domestic Energy Performance Certificates. But we do offer Non-Domestic (commercial) Energy Performance Certificates (NDEPC) through our associate: Allodium.

Energicert carry out EPC and Green Deal Surveys in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Leeds and parts of Bradford and York

Call 01423 876307 or contact us by email now for your EPC or Green Deal Assessment!