Need an EPC in Leicester?
Fixed Price EPC’s – only £59
epcHome is an EPC provider undertaking EPCs within the Leicester and surrounding areas. If you’re renting or selling a property, you’ll need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) carried out by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).
The cost of the EPC is – £59 up to 5 bed detached house.
WHY USE US?
- Over 12,000 EPCs completed to date
- No misleading “from” prices.
- No waiting for an Assessor to call you back.
- No filling in long complicated forms before you get a price.
At epcHome we work hard to make the cost of getting an energy performance certificate in Leicester 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.
What’s an EPC
An Energy Performance Certificate is often referred to as an EPC. Similar to the energy rating that you see on appliances, the EPC shows the rating of the property It provides an energy rating from A to G, where A is the most efficient and G is the least efficient. The better the rating the more energy efficient the building is and the lower the fuel bills will be.
To produce the Energy Performance Certificate, a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor must visit the house. The Domestic Energy Assessor or DEA will collect information regarding the existing heating, lighting, glazing and insulation. Measurements will also be taken of the home. Once the relevant data is collected, the information is then put into Government approved software that will then produce the EPC. The EPC is lodged on a national register and is then valid for 10 years.
Why EPCs Were Introduced
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) started the introduction of EPCs in The EU. The Housing Act 2004 is the UK’s legislation specific to EPCs; introducing the EPC to England and Wales in August 2007, followed by Northern Ireland (June 2008) and then Scotland (December 2008) EPCs are required for homes which are put up for sale or rental across the whole of the UK.
Why is an Energy Performance Certificate Required?
An Energy Performance Certificate is designed to provide the new purchaser or tenant with proper information about the energy efficiency of the building as well as useful guidance on improving its performance. It will give recommendations of energy saving improvements that could be made to the property along with estimated installation costs as well as annual savings that would be made by carrying out that improvement. However, there is no statutory requirement to carry out any of the recommended energy efficiency measures stated if the EPC is for the sale of the property. However, if the EPC is for rental, then it must reach a minimum energy rating of an E. You can view an example of an Energy Performance Certificate by”Clicking Here”.”
Besides property sales and rentals, EPCs may also be required by:
- A financial institution when applying for a remortgage or a loan.
- Grant for insulation or heating.
- Application for RHI funding through the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
The Government has accepted that a great many private rental properties are among the lowest energy rating properties in the housing stock. They have taken measures to improve the standard of these properties. From April 2020 all new rental properties must meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES). What this means is the property should have an EPC energy rating of at least at E. Any lower than this and the property cannot be let. Properties that are an F or G rating cannot be legally let. Improvements will need to be made to bring the property to an E. In some situations, grant support might be available for home heating and insulation.
Area coverage – Leicester and Leicestershire
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 Leicester and if your home is in Leicester or has an LE postcode, we can help with supplying your EPC.
We cover the following areas:
|Market Harborough||Oadby||Earl Shilton|
|Whetstone||Ashby-de-la-Zouch||All LE Postcodes|
Booking your EPC in the Leicester area 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 or pay on the day
- If you prefer call us to book. Call free on 0800 046 7345
That’s it, your EPC is scheduled. A day before the visit, you will receive a text reminder. You can cancel with a full refund if you cancel before 24 hours of the visit.