As part of our property services, we can also issue EPC’s in Bristol, Bath, and surrounding areas. Nicola is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and can produce EPC’s for estate agents, homeowners, and landlords. This service can be as a stand-alone product or added to a package with property photography and floor plans.
What is an EPC?
An EPC or Energy Performance Certificate shows the energy efficiency of a building with a rating given between 1-100. It will give information on the property’s current energy use and typical energy costs. The report will provide recommendations on how to improve the energy rating and make savings on energy costs.
The colour-coded chart provides a score between A (being most efficient) to G (being least efficient) and shows the potential the building could reach if improvements were made.
When is an EPC required?
A valid EPC is required when a property is built, sold or rented.
EPC’s are valid for 10 years and can be used by landlords for multiple tenancies within that period providing they meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). From April 2018 it was made illegal for private landlords to rent out any property which had an energy rating below an E.
A new EPC may also be required if you have made significant changes to your home such as converting or extending the property or installing a new heating system.
You can find out if you have a current EPC by using the new register:
The old EPC register will also show any certificates issued before March 2010 which can be found here:
How are EPC’s carried out?
An EPC must be carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor who is registered with an accreditation scheme and listed on the government register.
During the assessment, we will be looking at the whole building taking into account measurements of the walls, windows, and any insulation. We look at your heating systems including the boiler and any controls. We check each room for heating such as radiators and record the type of light bulbs you have. We also need access to the loft where we can see and measure any insulation.
If your property has been extended or had a loft conversion we may also require some documentation such as planning permission or building control sign off but all this will be discussed before hand.
Please get in contact today to book your EPC’s Bristol and Bath.