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Who needs an EPC?
If you are selling or renting a property in Northampton, then it is a legal requirement to provide the other party with an energy performance certificate.
The energy performance certificate is valid for a period of 10 years.
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate or an EPC, is a certificate that displays the energy efficiency of a property, and provides recommendations for improvement.
The EPC rating is shown as a graph, with a scale from A-G, where ‘A’ represents the most efficient and ‘G’ the least.
The certificate also includes information about the property’s carbon dioxide emissions, and the estimated cost of energy bills for the property.
The EPC Certificate will also show recomendations that will reduce the energy costs of the property and ultimately improve the EPC rating.
If you need a local epc provider, contact us today to arrange your epc survey.
How much is an EPC in Northampton?
The cost of an EPC in Northampton is between £59 – £69.
For standard size properties up to 5 bedroom we offer a standard price of only £59.
If you require the EPC in a hurry, then we charge £69 and you will receive your EPC the same day of the visit.
You can book your EPC online with us 24/7. No upfront payment required, you simply pay or the day. If you prefer, you can call us Free on 0800 046
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What’s involved during an EPC visit?
An EPC Northampton domestic energy assessor has to visit the property to obtain the information required to produce the EPC.
A typical visit takes around 30 minutes.
An accredited domestic energy assessor has to gather information about the property such as:
The building construction type
Levels of insulation
Heating system and heating controls
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Frequently asked questions
What information does an EPC contain?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) contains the following information:
- Energy efficiency rating: A scale from A to G, with A being the most energy-efficient and G the least. The rating is based on the building’s construction, insulation, heating and lighting systems, and the use of renewable energy sources.
- Recommendations for improvement: The EPC will provide a list of cost-effective measures to improve the energy efficiency of the property, along with an estimated cost and savings calculation.
- Energy consumption and CO2 emissions: The EPC provides an estimate of the annual energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of the property, based on standard occupancy.
- A copy of the EPC graph: The EPC includes a visual representation of the energy efficiency rating and CO2 emissions, allowing for easy comparison with other properties.
- Building information: The EPC includes basic information about the building, such as its type, size, age, and the main heating and hot water systems.
- Identifier number: The EPC has a unique identifier number, which can be used to retrieve the certificate from the government’s EPC register.
The information contained in an EPC helps property owners and potential buyers or renters understand the energy efficiency of a property and identify opportunities for improvement.
How long is an EPC valid for?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is valid for 10 years from the date of issue.
After this period, a new EPC must be obtained if the property is to be sold or rented. The EPC is a legally required document that must be provided to potential buyers or renters as part of the marketing process.
It’s important to note that even though the EPC is valid for 10 years, the energy efficiency of a building can change over time due to changes in occupancy, improvements to the building, or the introduction of new energy-efficient technologies.
Therefore, even if an EPC is still valid, it may be worth obtaining a new one if there have been significant changes to the building or if energy-saving measures have been implemented.
What happens if a property does not have an EPC?
If a property does not have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), the owner or landlord may be in breach of the law and may face penalties. EPCs are legally required for most buildings when they are built, sold, or rented.
If a property is marketed without an EPC, the owner or landlord may face a fine. The maximum fine for selling or renting a property without an EPC is £5,000.
Any insurances that a landlord may have may be invalidated if the property does not have the relevant legally compliance documents, of which the EPC is one.
In conclusion, it is important for property owners and landlords to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when required by law, as failure to do so may result in legal penalties and may make it more difficult to sell or rent a property.
You can always check on the epc register to see whether there is a valid epc for your property.
EPCs play an important role in promoting energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
What is the minimum EPC rating required to rent a property?
The minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating required to rent a property is E.
Landlords must ensure that their properties have an EPC rating of at least E before they can be rented out, and if the property has an EPC rating of F or G, they must make improvements to raise the rating to E or register an exemption.