Energy Performance Certificates

We specialise in Energy Performance Certificates. The cost of an EPC certificate depends if the building is domestic or commercial. The certificate is often referred to as an energy cert, EPC check or an energy check, and Energy Performance Certificate is also just referred to as an EPC.

We are an independent, family run professional EPC provider. Working directly with the public, estate agents, solicitors, and other professionals.

We are competitively priced and below the VAT threshold saving you money! (beware of hidden charges by other providers)

An EPC Certificate is required by law when selling or renting a property. This means that if you have rented or purchased a property since 1st October 2008, then an EPC survey should have been carried out.

There are other things that may have triggered an EPC survey, such as a boiler replacement, or insulation being fitted. The certificate may now therefore not be up to date to reflect such works.

An certificate shows how energy efficient a property is

The document includes estimated energy costs, as well as a summary of a property’s energy performance related features. 

The cost of an EPC certificate for commercial properties are higher due to the amount of work that is involved, and lodgement costs.

Recommendations

The energy cert also includes recommendations on measures that would make a home more energy efficient, along with estimated costs for implementing the changes and the potential savings.

After an inspection is done of the property by the assessor, an energy efficiency grade between A and G, with A is shown on the lodged report. With A being the best (most energy-efficient), and G being the worst.

Rental properties

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations apply to all privately rented properties in Wales and England which are legally required to have an Energy Performance Certificate.

If the property is to be rented, then it must achieve a rating of at least E.

After an inspection is done of the property by the assessor, an energy efficiency grade between A and G, with A is shown on the lodged report. With A being the best (most energy-efficient), and G being the worst.

More information on what is involved in an EPC survey can be found here