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Do you need an EPC in Luton?
Fixed Price EPC’s – only £55
epcHome is an established EPC provider carrying out EPCs in Luton an surrounding areas. If you’re selling or renting a property then you need an EPC carried out by an acredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA). Our costs are simple – £55 up to 5 bed detached house. If you are a landlord needing help with getting your property up to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard of at least an EPC band E rating, contact us for advice.
WHY USE US?
- No complicated price variations of property types and rooms.
- No misleading “from” prices.
- No waiting for an Assessor to call you back.
- No filling in long complicated forms before you get a price.
Once your EPC is lodged on to the national register, it will be available for your solicitor or estate agent to view and download..
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 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.
The Energy Performance Certificate is produced by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor who visits the property 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.
Why were EPCs introduced?
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) began the Implementation of EPCs in The european union.
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 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.
Besides property sales and rentals, EPCs might also be required by:
- A financial institution when applying for a Loan or a remortgage
- Claim for a Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI)
- Grant funding for heating or insulation
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 the property must have an EPC energy rating of at least at E. Any lower than this and the property can not be rented. This means landlords must take action to increase the energy rating, or if relevant, apply for a qualifying exemption.
Booking an EPC
If you require an EPC you can book online here:
Or call us free on 0800 046 7345
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- 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
- 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 within 24 hours of the visit.