Is a legal requirement for the sale or let of a property
What is an EPC?
Energy Performance Certificates were introduced in England and Wales in 2007 and are a legal requirement for a building to be sold, let or constructed. Once obtained, an EPC is valid for 10 years.
The most efficient homes which should have the lowest fuel bills - are in band A. The average property in the UK is in bands D-E. The Certificate includes recommendations on ways to improve the home's energy efficiency to save you money and help the environment.
What is involved?
The energy assessor will need to access all rooms as well as the loft. They are also required to inspect heating systems and controls, take measurements and take photographs of all key data included in the survey. The survey is non invasive and a visual inspection is all that is required. The time that the assessor is at your property will vary between properties, however the average duration is approximately 60 minutes.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Legislation
In April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards introduced made it a legal requirement for all privately owned properties to have an EPC rating of at least an 'E' before they are sold or let. The legislation applies to both domestic and commercial properties, although there are some exemptions, for example if a property is a listed building.
Those who fail to make the necessary changes will be subject to the appropriate fines: up to £5,000 for domestic dwellings and up to £150,000 for non-domestic properties.
1 Bedroom / Studio
Any additional rooms will subsequently be charged an extra £5.00 per bedroom
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