An Energy Performance Certificate, otherwise known as an EPC is a detailed report of the energy efficiency of a property. It uses a traffic light system of A to G, with A being the most efficient. The aim of the EPC is to give perspective tenants an idea of how much it will cost to heat and power a property. The certificate provides recommendations of energy efficient improvements, how much it would cost to carry them out and an idea of potential long term savings.
As of 2008, an EPC has been a legal requirement for all landlords looking to market their properties for sale or for rent. The certificate must be completed within seven days of a property being marketed. Failure to do ssh could lead to a fine up to £5000.
The cost of an Energy Performance Certificate depends on the size and type of the property in question. Generally the prices start from £60.
Should the EPC receive a poor rating of an F or G, the landlord will be required to carry out the recommended work in order to be granted a valid certificate.
However, in some cases your property may not require an EPC. For instance, if your property lies within a conservation area or if it is a listed building, energy-efficient improvements may require changes that are not possible with such buildings. With management under Rentome, we will ensure any such doubts are checked with the local council’s conversation officer.
Management under Rentome means that your rental property will be constantly up to date with the latest certification requirements, including the EPC. We are affiliated with safe, reliable and accredited domestic energy assessors. We guarantee you an honest and trustworthy report, that can save you from avoidable additional expenses.