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We provide affordable Energy Performance Certificates to the London community and a prompt and reliable service.
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What Is An EPC?
An EPC or Energy Performance Certificate is a 3-5 page document that shows the energy rating of a property.
It rates properties from an “A” the best, to a “G” the bottom. It may also provide a summary of recommended energy saving improvements with an indication of costs and estimated energy savings.
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How does an epc London energy assessor evaluate an EPC?
A Domestic Energy Assessor or DEA for short who is accredited and registered is required to carry out an onsite survey to produce an epc assessment or EPC.
The Assessor needs to visit and surveys your property to gather the information. This information is then entered into approved software which then produces the epc certificate.
If you have been asked by building control for an EPC, you’re probably going to need SAP calculations and a SAP EPC.
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During the assessment, our EPC London Assessors will collect data on the property’s about
- The type of lighting
- Levels of insulation.
They will also take measurements of the property’s floor area, and construction types, which are then used to calculate the property’s thermal efficiency.
The energy assessor will then enter this data into a software tool, which uses a standard methodology to calculate the energy efficiency of the property and generate the Energy Performance Certificate rating.
The rating is based on a scale from A to G, with A being the most energy efficient and G being the least efficient.
The EPC Certificate also includes recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of the property, such as installing loft insulation or upgrading the heating system.
These recommendations are tailored to the specific property and are designed to help home owners be more energy efficient, reduce their energy bills and their carbon footprint.
When Do You Need an EPC?
Legally, you will require an EPC if:
- You intend to let a property
- You are selling a property
Other reasons you may be asked to show energy certificate or produce an energy performance certificate are:
- For grant funding for energy saving schemes such as Energy Company Obiligation (ECO) or the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS).
- For a re-mortgage
- For your local building control officer
Is An EPC A Legal Requirement? Your Legal Obligations
The UK Government has set targets to reduce wasted energy in homes and commercial buildings. Energy Performance Certificates were created to give energy saving advice to residents moving into a property.
It is a legal document that must be provided by the former property seller to the new home owner giving a summary of how energy efficient a property or building is. Properties for rental will also require an EPC.
Solicitors, letting agents and estate agents will normally have the responsibility of giving the EPC Certificate to the property owners new resident. A rental property must achieve an energy rating of at least an E, from April 2020 to be deemed suitable to let.
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Your EPC certificate number will normally be emailed to you within 2 or 3 days of the epc survey, and will also be lodged on to the new national epcregister and will then be available for your solicitor or estate agent to view and download online from the epc register.
How Much Does An EPC Certificate Cost in London?
The cost of an EPC in london is between £59 and £69. These costs apply for typical properties with no more than 5 bedrooms.
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If you have a non-residential or commercial property, then you will need a commercial property EPC. Our commercial property EPC prices start from just £198. Just get in touch today for a free quotation.
How to get a domestic epc in London
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A commercial energy performance certificate differs from domestic epc certificates in the fact that carbon emissions are the main energy efficiency rating, not the cost of providing heating and hot water as in a domestic properties.
A Sap epc may be required if the EPC is required to demonstrate compliance with certain building regulations.
A Sap EPC is typically produced from building plans and usually does not require a site visit, whereas a standard EPC always requires a site visit.
You will need a sap epc if:
You have a new extension that has over the permitted amount of glazing.
You are building a brand new property.
You are changing the use of a building.
EPC rules for rented properties: What you need to know.
An EPC rates the building from an A, the highest, to a G the lowest. To legally let a property, the energy rating must be at 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 let. If that is the case, then the Landlord has to take steps to get the rating up to an E by making their property more energy efficient or applying for a valid exemption.
The minimum energy efficiency standard is proposed to be raised to a C rating in 2025.
It is important that London landlords get in touch for expert advice.
Our EPC London team can help make sure your properties meet the minimum epc rating and help with applying for an exemption if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does an EPC Last?
Energy Performance Certificates last for a period of 10 years.
What Happens If You Do Not Have A Valid Energy Performance Certificate?
Fines of up to £5,000 can be issued by the relevant Local Authority.
How Can I Improve My EPC rating?
The 3 main factors that improve energy efficiency and improve the epc rating the most are:
The levels of insulation in the home
The heating system and the heating controls
The fuel source used to heat the home.
Avoid using expensive fuel sources such as peak rate electric and LPG. Instead look at alternatives such as High Heat Retention Storage Heaters, or Heat Pumps.
The factors above account for around 80% of the epc rating. By improving in those areas you will see the potential savings and significant improvements in the running cost of your home and your EPC ratings.
Buildings not legally required to have an EPC
Not all buildings require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by law. Here is a list of buildings that are exempt from having an EPC:
- Places of worship: Buildings used solely for worship and religious activities.
- Stand-alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50 square meters: This includes small sheds, garages, and outbuildings that are not used for living accommodation.
- Industrial sites, workshops, and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand: These are buildings with low heating and cooling requirements, where energy is primarily used for industrial or agricultural processes.
- Temporary buildings with a planned time of use of two years or less: This includes buildings used for events or construction sites.
- Listed buildings: Buildings that are officially listed as having historical or architectural significance.
- Residential buildings intended to be used less than four months a year: This includes holiday homes and second homes.
- Buildings that are due to be demolished: Buildings that are scheduled for demolition within two years of the assessment.
It’s important to note that while house owners of these buildings may be exempt from having an EPC, they still need to meet certain minimum energy efficiency standards, requirements and regulations
What The Energy Performance Certificate Does Not Include
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides important information about the energy efficiency of a building, including its heating sytems, insulation, and lighting. However, there are certain things that an EPC does not include:
Information on the condition of the building: While an EPC provides information on the energy performance of a building, it does not assess the physical condition of the building, such as its structural integrity, dampness or decay.
Occupancy patterns: An EPC provides a standardized assessment of a building’s energy performance based on typical usage patterns. However, it does not take into account the specific energy usage of the occupants or their individual habits.
Appliances: While an EPC considers the energy efficiency of a building’s heating and cooling systems, it does not assess the energy efficiency of individual appliances, such as fridges, washing machines or televisions.
Building location: While the EPC provides an assessment of the building’s energy performance, it does not consider external factors that may affect energy consumption, such as the building’s location, local weather patterns or proximity to transportation hubs.
Cost of energy: While an EPC provides information on the energy efficiency of a building, it does not provide information on the actual cost of energy consumption, which can vary based on the energy provider and other factors.
What Are The Benefits Of Getting An Energy Performance Certificate?
Improved energy efficiency: The EPC report provides recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of the property, which can help homeowners reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint.
Increased property value: A high EPC rating can increase the value of a property, as it demonstrates that the property is energy-efficient and cost-effective to run.
Compliance with regulations: In some cases, an EPC is required by law. For example, when selling or renting a property in London, an Energy Performance Certificate is required by law to be provided to potential buyers or tenants.
Better understanding of energy usage: The EPC report provides a detailed analysis of a property’s energy usage, which can help homeowners understand how they can reduce their energy consumption and save money on energy bills.
Environmental benefits: By making a property more energy efficient, homeowners can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to efforts to combat climate change.
Overall, an EPC can help homeowners make informed decisions about their property and take steps to improve its energy efficiency and reduce its environmental impact.
Area coverage – LONDON
EPCs shows the energy efficiency of a property and is a legal requirement when selling or letting a property. epcHome have full coverage of London and if you live in any of the London Boroughs below, we can assist in providing your Energy Performance Certificate.
|EPC Barnet||EPC Harrow||Tower Hamlets|
|Ealing||Kensington & Chelsea||Hammersmith|
|EPC Enfield||Kingston on Thames||Richmond|