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epcHome is an EPC provider carrying out EPCs within the Daventry and surrounding areas. If you’re renting or selling a home, you’ll need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) carried out by an approved Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA). The price of the EPC in Daventry is – £59 up to 5 bed detached house.
We are committed to making the process of getting an energy performance certificate in Daventry simple and affordable. We also give you some guidelines that will help you to achieve the best possible epc rating.
In 2 to 3 working days of the visit, you will receive your EPC via email. It will then be registered on the national register which can be accessed by your estate agent or solicitor via the epc register. You can book an EPC survey in Daventry online 24/7.
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What Is An EPC?
An EPC or energy performance certificate is a 3 to 5 page certificate which shows the current energy rating of a property. 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. It will also show recomendations that will improve the energy rating of the property.
All EPCs will be stored online on a central government register. The certificate is valid for 10 years. The EPC must be at minimum an E rating in order to rent your property. If the rating is F or G, the property cannot legally be let.
There is no minimum rating required when selling a property, however lenders are increasingly offering better interest rates based on the rating of the EPC.
How Is An EPC Done?
To produce an EPC, a qualified Assessor must visit the property. The building’s dimensions, construction details and wall types are collected. Additional information about the heating, insulation and glazing is also collected.
Photographs are used to show the elements in the property. These photos are needed for audit purposes.
Depending on how complex the building is, it takes approximately 20 minutes to 45 minutes to complete the visit.
Once the data has been gathered, the data is entered off site into approved government software, which runs the calculations to generate the property’s energy ratings and recommendations.
The EPC can then be lodged to the Government register, and the certificate number will be sent to the customer. You will then be able to view the complete EPC 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 charge, you can receive the certificate the same day of the visit.
We also cover other areas in Northamptonshire. We provide prompt and reliable service if you need an EPC in Northampton.
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.
An EPC Assessor has to be fully qualified to undertake domestic energy assessments. They are regularly CRB checked and are continually audited on a percentage of the assessments they undertake. They also have to maintain regular continued profession development (CPD) courses to ensure they are to date with changes in the industry.
If your building is a commercial property then you will need a commercial EPC, which is not something we currently offer.
EPC Assessors Daventry
We aim to provide customers with a prompt and reliable service in Daventry as well as offering extremely competitive prices to all our customers. Our Assessors are directly employed by us and not third party contracted surveyors who can often prove to be unreliable.
SAP Assessors Daventry
All new builds, dwelling change of use, or overglazed extensions will require SAP calculations to demonstrate compliance with Part L of the building regulations. Sap calculations are more in depth than a standard EPC and are priced on an individual basic.
Contact us if you have been asked for Sap calculations from building control.
Commercial EPC In Daventry
If your building is a non domestic property, then you will need a commercial epc. Commercial buildings vary significantly in size and complexity and each building is quoted on an individual basis. Contact us if you need a non-domestic epc.
Daventry Energy Performance Certificates For Landlords
There are 3 legal certificates that all residential landlords must have in place they are.
- A gas safety certificate check – every year.
- An Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR for short – every 5 years
- A valid Energy Performance Certificate – every 10 years.
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard
A domestic EPC rates the energy performance of a building from an A, the highest, to a G the lowest. To legally let a property, the energy rating must be as least an E. The regulations that govern this is called The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard or (MEES) for short.
If your property is currently an F or G it cannot legally be rented. If there is an existing tenant in the building and the rating is lower than an E, then the landlord has to take steps to get the rating up to an E.
Get in touch for expert advice on making sure your properties in Daventry meet the minimum epc rating and help on applying for an exemption if necessary.
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Booking your EPC in Daventry
- Click the BOOK AN EPC button on the right
- Select an available date and time slot
- Give us your name and the address requiring the EPC
- Pay securely online or pay on the day
- If you prefer you can always call us to book.
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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 within 24 hours of the visit.
What Does An Energy Performance Certificate Involve?
The Assessor collects information about the building’s construction and age. The Assessor also collects information about the heating, insulation and glazing. The Assessor then enters the data into approved Government software. This then rates the property from A to G.
How Long Does An EPC Last For?
The EPC is lodged on a government register. The energy performance certificate last for 10 years. After the period of 10 years, the certificate will still stay on the register but will show as being expired.
How much should I pay for an EPC in Daventry?
The cost of an EPC varies depending on various factors. However, we’ve made it simple by offering a fixed price for all property types up to a 5 bed property. Beware of some extremely low price providers, there are some unscrupulious providers out there. It’s wise to check reviews before booking. You can check our Google Reviews by CLICKING HERE.
Can You Fail An EPC?
Technically you can’t really fail an EPC, as the report simply shows the energy performance rating of the property. However, certain organisations may require the EPC to have a minimum rating for their own internal purposes. Here are some examples:
Rental: to legally rent a property the property must be at least an E on the epc rating.
Lenders: many lenders are starting to demand that the EPC shows an E rating also. In some cases if it doesn’t reach an E, then further restrictions may be put on the lender, such as holding back an amount until the minimum standard is reached.
On the other side of the coin, under the Local Authority Green Homes Grants Scheme, grant funding would only be available to properties that are an E, F, or G epc rating. These are the properties that are more costly to run and would benefit most from energy efficiency improvements.
Can I Do My Own EPC Certificate?
Doing your own EPC Certificate is not something you can do yourself. It can only be done by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor who is accredited by a government approved scheme manager. Only these people will have access to the approved software systems. Assessors are continually audited to ensure they are working within the scheme boundaries.
Do I need to renew an EPC during a tenancy?
From April 2020 all rented properties must have a valid EPC. Also the EPC must meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) of an E rating. This means once the EPC has expired regardless of the position of the tenancy, then an EPC is required.
What is the minimum EPC rating?
There is actually no overall EPC minimum rating. Only properties that are for rental have to have an EPC rating of at least at E. There are however some properties that are exempt from meeting this requirement. Further details can be found on the government PRS register. Epc’s are rated from A, the highest, to G the lowest.
Can I sell a property with an EPC rating of F?
Yes you can sell your property whatever the rating. The main purpose of providing the certificate to the prospective purchaser is that you are providing them with the information. After that it is up to the customer to make their own decisions on the purchase.
What happens when the EPC expires?
When your EPC expires, if the property is for rental you will need to get a new one done. If the EPC expires for other purposes you are not legally required to renew it, until, for example, you decide to sell the property.
When did an EPC become a legal requirement?
The EPC became a legal requirement as part of EU regulations on 1 August 2007. It was then part of the Home Information Pack and was only required on detached homes. It was subsequently expanding to all properties. The certificate is valid for a period of 10 from the time it is registered.