Domestic Energy Performance Certificate
Selling your home can be a stressful time but obtaining a Domestic EPC Energy Performance Certificate needn’t add to your worries. When you engage Skyline Energy Assessors, we make the process simple and easy. Our assessors carry out your energy performance survey quickly, efficiently and accurately to produce a report that isn’t just a requirement but can give suggestions to make your home more energy-efficient.
In 2008, a law was passed stating that anyone selling or renting out a property needs to present an EPC to the buyers or tenants. Most listed buildings are exempt from this law as they cannot have many of the necessary upgrades such as double-glazed windows. The EPC is valid for 10 years and should include the following information:
- Energy efficiency rating – this is a multicoloured bar chart and looks very much like the ones you find on appliances. It will rate your home between A and G depending on how energy efficient it is with A being the most efficient and G being very inefficient. It will show you how energy efficient your home currently is and how efficient it has the potential to be should you made the recommended changes.
- Estimated running costs – it will also include an estimate of how much it will cost to heat and power your home for a year currently and how much it would cost if you made the recommended changes.
- Summary of energy performance related features – this part of the report assesses the energy efficiency of each part of your home which has an impact on how energy efficient it is.
All of these sections are required by law and our experienced assessors put them together accurately in an easy to understand format and will happily explain them to you if you have any queries.
For Landlords (MEES – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard)
For landlords planning to rent out their properties, it is well worth getting an EPC done as early as possible due to the new legislation that came into force in April 2018. This means that the properties they rent out have to have a minimum EPC rating of E or higher. This is called the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES). Unless the property falls under one of the accepted exceptions, landlords will face a fine of £4,000 if their property fails to meet this standard. By having a Draft EPC assessment carried out, landlords can find out where their property is not very energy efficient and fix these issues before they need to present an EPC to their tenants.
For Estate Agents
We are more than happy to work with Estate Agents to carry out EPCs on behalf of their clients. We aim to turn around the EPC in 48 hours, as we understand the need for an agent to market a property as soon as possible and any hold up can result in a delay in marketing We are dedicated to good communication to get the EPC issued when they are needed and to carry out the inspections at a time that’s convenient for you and your clients.
Why choose Skyline Energy Assessors?
As a family run business with considerable experience in this area, we can not only produce an accurate EPC Energy Performance Certificate in a quick, efficient manner, we can also answer any queries about the report or give advice on how you can rectify any issues your property has which is having a detrimental effect on its energy efficiency.
We will happily work with your estate agent to assess the property at a time that suits you and to ensure the sale of your property is not held up.
Call or email to receive an EPC Quote or ask any questions you have about domestic EPCs.