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Our company is a team of qualified Assessors, who undertake EPCs throughout Mile End and nearby surrounding areas. If you’re renting or selling a home, you’ll need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) done by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA). The typical price of an EPC in Mile End is Only £55

What Is An EPC? – Steph Explains Below.

If you’ve not moved home in the last 10 years, or perhaps you’ve been required to produce an EPC report for rental then you should look at our information video that explains more about what an EPC is.

WHY USE US AS YOUR EPC PROVIDER?

  • 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 quote.

What is An EPC?

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An EPC is a legal report that gives advice on energy saving measures that can make a home inexpensive to run. EPC is short for Energy Performance Certificate. Much the same as the energy rating found on appliances, it will give the property a rating between an A (100) to a G (0). An average UK residence is rated at a D60.

Why You Need One

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{There are various reasons that you may be asked to provide an EPC. The most common of these are if you are selling a property or if you are renting a property. It is a legal requirement that an EPC is given to the other party.}.

• For a remortgage
• Making a claim for funding under the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI)
• Getting grant funding through the Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO)

All the above illustrations refer to existing residential properties. If you have been asked by building control to provide an EPC in conjunction with recent building work, they will be looking for what’s called a SAP EPC. This kind of EPC is called a SAP EPC and is required by building control to demonstrate compliance with building regulations for any recent development work you might have undertaken. Should you need a SAP EPC, then CLICK HERE. If you’re not sure, simply phone us for further advice.

How To Get One Done

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An EPC is carried out by a certified and accredited domestic energy assessor. The Assessor must go to property to get the required information.

The assessor will take dimensions of the property plus gather specifics of the current lighting, heating, glazing and current insulation. An average size property takes between 20 and 30 minutesto do..

The obtained information then input approved government software which then produces the EPC. The Certificate will then be lodged on the national EPC register and you will receive it by email typically in 2 to 3 days. In the event you need it urgently, for a small additional cost, we are able to arrange for you to get it the same day.

That’s it, its all doneYour EPC is then valid for ten years

Booking your EPC is easy:

  1. Click the BOOK ONLINE button below
  2. Select an available date and time slot
  3. Give us your name and the address requiring the EPC
  4. Pay securely online or pay on the day
  5. 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. Your EPC will be emailed to you in 2 or 3 days. If you order an Express EPC, you will receive it the same day of the visit.

You can cancel with a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours of the visit.

How To Improve Your EPC Score

Here we will provide you with some simple guidelines so that your EPC shows your home in the very best light.

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These will enhance your EPC rating

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The data entered into the software is based on proof that the Assessor collects during the visit. In most cases the Assessor can get the majority of the information whilst going around the property.

What we should prevent is the Assessor putting into the software program the term “as built” for items which are required where no evidence is gathered. If the term “as built” has to be used then the software program will default to the worst case scenario based on what would have been there when the property was constructed. This may have a negative impact on the {rating of the EPC}

If you can provide documentary proof of any of these types of improvements then these can be shown on the EPC and will probably increase the rating of your EPC.


• Any wall insulation Cavity/Internal/External– Any guarantees, or invoice from the installer

• Solar PV or Solar Thermal – An MCS certificate from contractor.

• Floor insulation/ sloping ceiling insulation – receipt from installers showing thickness fitted.

• Roof extensions year it was constructed – completion certificate, dated architects drawings.

• Double glazing improvements to the majority of the property – Certificate from Fensa, or dated receipt from the contractors.

These make the biggest difference

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The three things that have the biggest impact on the energy rating are:


• The heating system.
• The main source of fuel for heating the property
• The levels of insulation in the property.

Main Source of Fuel
UK homes are typically heated by either of these fuel sources: gas, peak rate electric, off peak electric, oil, bulk or bottled LPG. So for example a property heated by gas would cost somewhere in the region of 4.64 pence per kwh and the same property heated by bottled LPG 23p per kwh. {*source 2019 Nottingham Energy Partnership.} So using a typically semi-detached which uses in the region of 12,000 kwh to heat the home, it would cost £556 to heat with gas compared to £2,760 for bottled LPG.. Therefore running costs affects the EPC rating. Higher costs equates to lower scores.

Levels Of Insulation
Good levels of insulation ensures that the demand on the heating system is kept down, and it also results in a more comfortable home with lower running costs.

The Heating System
An efficient heating system with good controls such as room thermostat, thermostatic valves and programmer helps to keep energy bills down. This all contributes to a better rating on the EPC.

These make less difference

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Double glazing
Although improvements to the double glazing can make a difference, the biggest increase is actually really achieved when you are upgrading from single glazing to doubled glazing. If you are modernising from pre 2002 double glazing, this will only show as a modest rise in the energy rating of the property. With double glazing the perception is generally sensed by the customer in terms of cosiness from a decrease in draughts. Since the EPC doesn’t take into account the condition of any specific item, this comfort gain is just not measured.

 

Low Energy Lights
Again low energy lighting does indeed help the EPC because they are an inexpensive improvement that contributes to cheaper energy costs but nowhere near the same contribution as insulation, heating and heating controls.

Mile End Landlord EPC Services

The regulations for landlords are forever increasing. If you are a landlord, make certain you don’t fall foul of the regulations, as civil fees and penalties as much as £5,000 can be issued.

Have a look at our guidelines for quick information. We offer reductions for a number of properties.

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EPCs And Rental Properties

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From April 2020, all current rental properties need to have a valid EPC. Prior to that date an Certificate was only required on new rentals. Penalties and fees can be issued by the local authority for violation of this.

What Is The Minimum Rating For A Rental Property

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The Minimum Energy Efficiency Scheme (MEES) puts an onus on landlords to supply rented homes that meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency. An energy rating of at least an E much be reached on all rented properties If it is an F or a G rating, then the landlord will need to take steps to get to the minimum.

This is when the landlord must work closely with the Energy Assessor to work out cost effective solutions to achieve the standards.

When the landlord has spent up to £3500 and the property still doesn’t achieve an E, then the landlord can apply for an exemption. We’re happy to provide assistance all the way.

How To Find If You Have A Valid EPC

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The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government have for the last 10 years maintained a register of all Energy Performance Certificates. The register is located at www.epcregister.com. You can check here to find out if your properties have a valid EPC and determine that they meet at least the required E rating.

A recent article in the Telegraph taken from information on the register found out that around 250,000 investors are yet to comply with the new regulations. This article can be found here. Make sure you are not among them. Over time, we expect an increasing number of local authorities to get up to speed with enforcements.

These regulations, however, are not intended to be onerous. The initial step to take is to get an EPC lodged on the register and should it be lower than an E, to show that you are taking or have taken steps to attain an E. Even if it doesn’t reach an E, there are specific exemptions that you could then be able to apply for. We can give you expect advice on all aspects of MEES.

SAP Calculations

If you require a SAP EPC for building control please CLICK HERE.

Here we will answer your most common questions asked about the EPC.
What Properties Are Exempt From Needing An EPC?
  • Stand-alone buildings (of less than 50 m2 )
  • Places of worship.
  • Temporary buildings that will be used for less than two years.
  • Stand-alone buildings (of less than 50 m2 )
  • Industrial sites and non-residential agricultural buildings that use little energy.
  • Residential buildings that are used for less than 4 months of the year.
  • Listed buildings.
  • Are You Able To Let A Property Without Having An EPC?
    The answer is No. From April 2020 all rental homes need to have a valid EPC registered on the EPC register. To legally rent a property the energy rating of the EPC must be at least an “E”, or the property must have a valid exemption.

    The EPC rates a property from A 100 (the most efficient) to G 0 ( the least efficient). The average UK property is a D60. Rental properties should be at least an E rating. If it is not an E then the landlord will need to undertake some of the recommendations on the EPC to raise the rating. If an E rating can not be attained, then an exemption can be applied for by going to the Government website and applying for an exemption on the PRS register.

    What Is The Minimum EPC Rating To Let A Property?
    Homes rented out in the private market will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a minimum energy performance rating of ‘E’. It will be unlawful to rent out a dwelling which does not have a minimum E rating unless the property has an exemption.
    What Is Penalty For Not Having An EPC?
    A fixed penalty charge of £200 can be issued for failure to comply in the following instances: on sale or rent the seller or landlord failed to make a valid domestic EPC available free of charge to the potential buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity.
    Can You Fail An EPC?
    Simply no. The EPC is not a pass or fail. Having said that, different 3rd parties may require the EPC have a specified rating before they choose to continue. One example might be a financial institution lending money against a rental property, would require the EPC is at least an “E”.
    What Does EPC E Mean?
    The EPC will rate the property either A,B,C,D,E,F, or G. An E rating is the legal minimum a dwelling can be so as to rent out. Also, it is getting to be the standard required by banks when lending money against a home.

    It’s not to say you won’t be able to obtain the money when it is below an E, however there are more likely to be added clauses in the arrangement.

    What Happens If An EPC Runs Out During A Tenancy?
    It will simply need to be renewed. Under the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard, all rental properties need to have a valid EPC of at least an E rating or above. All EPCs are lodged on a national register at epcregister.com. The EPC will be good for a further 10 years.
    Is An EPC A Legal Requirement?
    Yes, an EPC is a legal requirement for all rental properties and homes which are for sale as well as all newly built properties. Legally, the incoming occupant has to be given an EPC.
    Are All Listed Buildings Exempt From An EPC?
    All listed properties are exempt from needing an EPC. A listed building is one as being described in the database of Historic England as a listed building. A list is available on the historic england website.
    Can You Evict A Tenant Without An EPC?
    If the tenancy began or was renewed after 1 October 2015, a landlord cannot evict using a section 21 notice (no fault eviction) if they have not given the tenant an EPC. If an EPC is subsequently obtained, a time period of 8 weeks needs to pass before applying for a section 21 notice.

    In addition to the EPC the tenant would have had to be also provided with a gas safety certificate in addition to a copy of the government guide “How to rent”. The “How to Rent” guide can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent

    Landlords are always advised to get proper legal advice to ensure all paperwork is given to the courts correctly.

    Can You Market A Property Without An EPC?
    Yes a property can be advertised without having an EPC but only subject to one having been planned to be done within seven days. If after making all reasonable efforts one can not be acquired within that period, then a further 21 days is permitted to get one.
    It Is A Legal Requirement For Renting, To Have An EPC?
    Since April 2020, all dwellings for rental will need to have a valid EPC on the EPC register. The EPC rates the energy efficiency of a property from A-G. For rental, the EPC must be a minimum rating of an E, unless a valid exemption has been applied for.
    Do You Know The Cost Of An EPC?
    The cost of an EPC is normally in the range of £50 – £120. This depends on size of property and location. Usually it will be cheaper if going directly to an approved Assessor as opposed to via a third party like an Estate Agent or a marketing company.
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