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epcHome is an EPC provider carrying out EPCs in Birmingham and surrounding localities. If you’re renting or selling a home, you’ll need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) carried out by a registered Domestic Energy Assessor.
The price of an EPC is – £55 up to 5 bed detached house.
What Is An EPC
An energy performance certificate or EPC for short is a 3 to 5 page certificate which shows the current energy rating of a UK dwelling. It is a legal document required when selling or renting out a property. It rates the building from an A, which is the highest to a band G the lowest.
All EPCs are stored online on a central Government register. The certificate is valid for 10 years. If your EPC is required for rental, then it must be at least an E rating. If it is an F or G, then the property cannot be let.
How Is An EPC Done?
A qualified Assessor has to visit the property to obtain the information required to produce the EPC. Data is gathered about the dimensions of the building and the construction and types of walls. Further information is gathered about the existing heating lighting glazing and insulation in the building. Photos are taken as evidence of the elements that are in the property and these are required for audit purposes.
The visit takes typically takes between 20 minutes to an hour depending on the complexity of the building. The data is then entered into approved government software which then does the calculations to produce the energy ratings and recommendations for the property. The EPC is then lodged on to the Government register and the certificate number is sent to the client. The full EPC can then be viewed online.
The EPC is normally emailed to the customer in 2 to 3 days. If you need it in a hurry, book our express service, for a small additional fee you can receive the certificate the same day of the visit.
There is actually very little the customer needs to do to prepare for an EPC survey. Providing the documentary evidence of any loft conversions, and cavity wall insulation, if the building is rendered, along with proof of the date the windows were installed if after 2002. The only other key thing that a customer needs to do is ensure that access is available to the following items:
- All rooms in the property
- Gas and electric meter
- Loft hatch
- Boiler and hot water cylinder if present
- If the loft is boarded access to evidence and measure the insulation in a few different locations. This may mean lifting some boards prior to survey date.
The EPC is calculated using many factors within the property, so ensuring that all the required data can be obtained during the visit will help the rating. An EPC can still be completed if some of the items are inaccessible but this is likely to have a negative impact on its rating.
The EPC is not a condition report of the property, so we won’t need any maintenance or service records.
At epcHome we work hard to make the cost of getting an energy performance certificate in Birmingham as cheap as possible. So follow our guidelines to ensure you get the best possible epc rating on your property.
Once your EPC Assessor has visited, your epc certificate will be lodged on to the national register typically within 3 days. Your estate agent or solicitor will then be able to access it from the register. For a small additional cost you can have an express EPC deliverd same day within 12 hours.
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) came into force on the 1st April 2018. This means that all new lets, or tenancy renewals must be an energy rating of at least an E. Properties that have a rating of F or G can no longer be let. We’ll work with you to advise the best way to meet the minimum standards and help with energy saving grants that may be available. For more information on MEES click here.
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An EPC shows the energy efficiency of a property and is a legal requirement when selling or letting a property. epcHome have full coverage of Birmingham and if your home is in or around Birmingham, we can help in supplying your EPC.
We cover the following areas and postcodes, B, CV, DY, WV, WS:
Booking your EPC survey in Birmingham is easy:
- Call us free on 0800 046 7345
- Agree an available date and time slot
- Pay when booking or pay on the day.
- All done, your EPC is scheduled.
You will receive an email confirmation and a text reminder a day before the visit. If you decide to cancel, as long as its before 24 hours of the visit, you will get a full refund.