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epcHome is an established EPC provider carrying out EPC’s in Luton and surrounding areas. If you’re selling or renting a property then you need an Energy Performance Certificate carried out by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).
The cost of an EPC in Luton is £59 up to 5 bed detached house. Standard EPC’s are delivery in 2 to 3 days.
Need your EPC certificate in a hurry? For a small additional fee you can get your certificate the same day of the visit, simply select an Express EPC when booking.
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What Is An EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate is is also known as an EPC. Similar to the energy rating that you see on appliances, the certificate shows the rating of the home.
It provides an energy rating from A to G, where A is the most efficient and G is the least efficient. The better the epc rating, the more energy efficient the building is and the lower the fuel bills will be.
The Energy Performance Certificate is produced by an accredited Luton Domestic Energy Assessor who visits your home and gathers information in the home relating to the present heating system, glazing lights, and insulation, as well as dimensions of the dwelling.
This information is then entered into Government approved software which will then generate the EPC.
The EPC will assess the energy efficiency of services which are present in the building. It will not comment on the present condition or safety aspects or maintenance of the services, nor will the assessment confirm that the installed system is fit for purpose.
If you have a commercial property, then you would need a commercial epc. Commercial EPCs are priced differently to domestic epcs due the large variation in complexity.
What Does An EPC Assessor Check?
Once our assessors visits the property, he will gather the required data required to produce the EPC. This includes information about the age and construction type and also measurements of the property.
The Assessor will gather information about the existing:
The Assessor also has to take photographic evidence of the data gathered.
A EPC site visit on an average semi takes around 30 minutes.
It should also be mentioned that the EPC is not a condition report of any information gathered during the process.
Why were EPC’s introduced?
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) began the Implementation of EPC’s in the European union. It was introduced in 2009. The UK has continued to use the EPC to measure and improve energy efficiency in Luton homes and to assist in reducing CO2 emissions in domestic properties.
Why is an EPC is required?
An Energy Performance Certificate is intended to provide the new buyer or tenant with appropriate information regarding the energy performance of the property along with helpful information on improving its overall performance. It will give recommendations of energy saving improvements that could increase the energy performance certificate rating along with estimated installation costs as well as annual savings that would be made by carrying out that improvement.
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 a Luton rental, then it must reach a minimum epc rating of an E. If a rented property is an F or G rated some of the improvements recommended on the EPC will have to be implemented.
Energy Performance Certificates for Luton Landlords
The Legal Requirements
The Government has recognised that private rental properties are some of the lowest energy rating properties in the housing stock. They have taken steps to further improve the standard of these houses. From April 2020 all rentals must meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES).
What this means is that your rental property must have an EPC rating of at least at E. Properties that have an F rating, or a G rating, cannot be rented. This means Luton landlords must take action to increase the epc rating, or if relevant, apply for a qualifying exemption.
If you require an EPC from a local epc service, you can book online here:
Or call us on 01582 345667
Reasons you may need an EPC Certificate
- Selling a property
- Renting a property
- For a remortgage or a loan against the property
- Claim for a Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI)
- Grant funding for heating or insulation
An EPC is valid for 10 years, so unless you’re a seasoned landlord with numerous properties, it’s not something you’re going to get done very often. So we’re going to answer most of the common questions that we get asked about EPC’s. Hope this helps.
How To Get An EPC In Luton
It’s easy to get an EPC. Either call us free on 0800 046 7345, or CLICK HERE to book online 24/7. Our Assessor will then visit your property to gather the information that’s needed for the report. Your EPC will be emailed to you electronically within 2 days of the visit.
What Does An Energy Performance Certificate Involve?
The Assessor gathers information in the property about the construction and age of the property. Also information relating to the heating, insulation, glazing and lighting is taken. The Assessor then inputs this data into approved Government software, which then rates the property from an A to G. The average UK property is rated at a D 60.
How Long Does An EPC Last For?
The EPC certificates are 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.
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 certificates show an E rating. In some cases if it doesn’t reach an E, then further restrictions may be put on by the lender, such as holding back an amount until the minimum standard is reached.
Another example is, 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.
What is the minimum EPC rating?
There is actually no overall EPC minimum rating. Only rental properties need 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.
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.
How much should I pay for an Energy Performance Certificate.
The cost of an EPC in Luton is £59. If you need your EPC in a hurry you can get and express service for £69 from your luton epc service.
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.
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An EPC shows the energy efficiency of a property and is a legal requirement when selling or letting a property in Luton. For more advice of what is an EPC click here.
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