If you plan to sell or rent your home, you need an energy efficiency certificate. Read on to find out how much an EPC costs and how you can get one. Register yourself for EPC certificate in London at discount prices by London Property Inspections. Number 1 site for all kind of landlord certificates in London UK.
How much does an EPC Cost?
An energy efficiency certificate or EPC tells you how energy efficient a home is. It contains information about how much energy a home uses. In addition, it contains recommendations for more efficient and cheaper property management. With an EPC the properties are classified from A to G. A is the most energy efficient and G is the worst. Homes with an F or G rating may not be rented to tenants.
How much does an EPC cost?
An EPC cost UK between £ 60 and £ 120. There is no fixed price for an EPC, so you have to compare the quotes from the energy experts to get the best deal.
The costs of the EPC vary depending on:
- The size of your property
- Location of your property
- The type of building.
For example, if you have a large house in London, your EPC probably costs much more than someone who gets an EPC for a one-bedroom apartment in Grimsby.
Many people get an EPC through their broker, because it’s a handy option, but it may cost you more in the long run.
You can eliminate the middleman by simply filling out a short form on our site to receive quotes from qualified local energy consultants within minutes. You can then compare the offers and reserve your energy adviser for a home visit.
If you are planning to obtain an EPC through your broker, do not forget to negotiate before you appoint them. They may be able to absorb the costs if that means they have to win their business.
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Yes. An EPC is a legal requirement if you sell or rent a property in the United Kingdom. The only exception are the listed buildings. This is because the improvements needed to make a building more efficient, such as double glazing, can be prohibited with a protected building.
If you plan to sell your home, you must have applied for at least one EPC by the time your home comes on the market. It makes sense to have an EPC resolved early, so that the sales process is not delayed. You can find more information in our EPC guide when selling a house.
How long does an EPC last?
EPCs were introduced in 2007 and are valid for ten years, so you may already have one.
You can check whether your home already has an EPC Certificate London register if your home is in England and Wales. For properties in Scotland, check the London Property Inspections EPC record and also the Northern Irish EPC record.
How do I get an EPC?
You need to find a home energy consultant to go to your home and do an EPC investigation. The survey itself takes between 45 minutes and an hour to complete. They evaluate your walls, windows, insulation, roof and boiler.
You can then give an idea of how much it costs to heat and feed your home for the EPC.
Request that we send you the energy performance certificate by e-mail so that you can pass it on to the broker who markets your property.
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What other costs are associated with an EPC?
In addition to the initial costs for evaluating your ownership and issuing an EPC, you may have to pay to improve your EPC rating. It is illegal to rent a property with an EPC rating lower than E. Therefore, you may have to pay to improve your rating if you want to rent the property.
It is also possible that a low EPC rating influences the value and sales capacity of your home if you plan to market it. Again, it may be worth paying to improve the energy efficiency of your home if it affects your sales ability. Although in reality, if someone talks to homeowners every day, someone falls in love with your house, a lower EPC rating is unlikely to discourage you.
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