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Need an EPC in Coventry?
Fixed Fee EPC – Only £55
epcHome is an EPC provider undertaking EPCs within the Coventry and surrounding areas. If you’re renting or selling a property, then you’ll need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA)
The cost for the EPC is – £55 up to 5 bed detached house.
WHY USE US?
- Over 12,000 EPCs completed to date.
- No misleading “from” prices.
- Book directly Online 24/7. Simple booking system.
- Up to 50% cheaper than local Estate Agents.
- Fast service from visit to producing the EPC.
Exactly What is An EPC?
The energy efficiency of a house is reflected on a 3-5 page statement known as an EPC or Energy Performance Certificate. This document is actually required when selling or renting a dwelling. It rates properties from an “A” the best, to a “G” the worst. The EPC also shows what energy saving improvements could be made by providing a list of recommendations, as well as an idea of costs and the expected money savings that would be made.
A Domestic Energy Assessor or DEA for short who is accredited and registered is required to produce an EPC. To produce the EPC, the DEA must visit the property to obtain the information. This information is entered into approved software which then produces your EPC.
CLICK HERE to view an example of an EPC.
Why Do I Need an EPC?
A great deal of energy is wasted in domestic homes. This is why the Government has laid down targets to reduce this. This is the reason the EPC was created. It is a legal document that must be provided by the seller to the new owner giving a summary of the energy efficiency of the property. An EPC is also required to be given to the new tenant of a rental property.
The EPC is normally given to the new resident by the solicitor, letting agents, or estate agent. From April 2018 it will not be possible to rent a property unless it has an energy rating of at least an “E”.
At epcHome we make getting an EPC in Coventry, simple quick and cheap. We also give you some tips in getting your EPC to show the best representation of your property. Within 2 or 3 days your EPC will be emailed to you. It will also be lodged on to the national register and will then be available for your solicitor or estate agent to view and download online.
How To Get An EPC
Booking your EPC is easy:
- Click the BOOK AN EPC button on the below.
- Select an available date and time slot
- Give us your name and the address requiring the EPC
- Pay securely online
- If you prefer you can always call us to book. Call free on 0800 046 7345
That’s it, your EPC is booked. You will receive an email confirmation and a text reminder a day before the visit. You can cancel with a full refund if you cancel before 24 hours of the visit.
Here we will answer your most common questions asked about the EPC.
Which Properties Do Not Require An EPC?
What Is Penalty For Not Having An EPC?
A set penalty charge of £200 can be given for failure to comply in the following circumstances: on sale or rent the vendor or landlord failed to make a valid domestic EPC available free of charge to the would-be buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity.
Is It Possible To Let A Property Without An EPC?
No. From April 2020 all rental properties need to have a valid EPC registered on the EPC register. To legally rent a property the energy rating of the EPC has to be at least an “E”, or the property must have a valid exemption.
The EPC rates a property from A 100 (the most efficient) to G 0 ( the least efficient). The rating of an typical UK property is a D60 Rental properties must be at the least an E rating. If it is not an E then the landlord will have to carry out some of the recommendations on the EPC to improve the rating. If an E rating can not be achieved, then an exemption can be applied for by going to the Government website and applying for an exemption on the PRS register.
What Is The Minimum EPC Rating To Let A Property?
The minimum EPC rating for rental is an ‘E’. The EPC rates a property from A, the best to G, the lowest. Dwellings rated F or G, from April 2020, cannot legally be let. Energy-efficient improvements will have to be made, or a valid exemption applied for.
Can An EPC Fail?
Simply no. The EPC is not a pass or fail. Having said that, various 3rd parties may require the EPC have a specific rating before they choose to continue. An example would be a financial institution lending funds against a rental property, might require the EPC is at least an “E”.
What Does EPC E Mean?
The EPC will rate the property either A,B,C,D,E,F, or G. An E rating is the legal minimum a property can be in order to rent out. Also, it is getting to be the baseline requested by banks when lending funds against a property.
It’s not saying you won’t be able to borrow the funds if it is below an E, however there are more likely to be extra conditions in the arrangement.
What Happens If An EPC Runs Out During A Tenancy?
It would simply need to be renewed. Under the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard, all rental properties need to have a valid EPC of at least an E rating or higher. All EPCs are lodged on a national register at epcregister.com. The EPC is valid for a further 10 years.
Is An EPC A Legal Requirement?
Indeed, an EPC is a legal requirement for all rental properties and properties which are for sale as well as all newly built properties. By law, the inbound occupant must be given an EPC.
Can You Market A Home Without Having An EPC?
Yes a property may be advertised without having an EPC subject to one having been requested to be done within seven days. If after making all reasonable efforts one can not be acquired within that period, then a further 21 days is permitted to acquire one.
Are All Listed Buildings Exempt From An EPC?
All listed buildings are exempt from needing an EPC. A listed building is one as being defined in the database of Historic England as a listed building. The list can be located at https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/
How Much Is An EPC?
The price of an EPC is typically in the range of £50 – £120. This is determined by size of property and location. Usually it will be cheaper if going straight to a certified Assessor rather than using a 3rd party for instance an Estate Agent or a marketing company.
Can You Evict A Tenant Without An EPC?
If the tenancy commenced or was renewed after 1 October 2015, a landlord cannot evict using a section 21 notice (no fault eviction) if they have not provided the tenant with an Energy Performance Certficate. If an EPC is subsequently obtained, a time period of 8 weeks would need to pass before applying for a section 21 notice.
As well as the EPC the tenant will have had to be also provided with a gas safety certificate in addition to a copy of the government guide “How to rent”. The “How to Rent” guide can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent
Landlords are always advised to get correct legal advice to ensure all paperwork is presented to the courts correctly.
Is It A Legal Requirement For An EPC When Renting?
From April 2020, all properties for rental will need to have a valid EPC on the EPC register. The EPC rates the energy efficiency of a property from A-G. For rental, the EPC has to be a minimum rating of an E, unless a valid exemption has been applied for.
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