Energy Performance Assessment
The EPC is required by law when a building is constructed, for sale or put up for rent. Once you have an EPC for a home for sale, it's valid for three years. On a rental property, it is valid for ten years.
At Equity Access we have our own employed and dedicated energy assessors who are available to administer the energy performance review of the property.
Our assessors are available to administer the energy performance assessment within the Midlands area. We offer this standalone service where the rest of the HIP is being produced through an alternative 3rd party. Our energy assessors are available to be utilised without any requirement to acquire the complete HIP through Equity Access.
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) gives home owners, tenants and buyers information on the energy efficiency of their property. It gives the building a standard energy and carbon emission efficiency grade from 'A' to 'G', where 'A' is the most efficient.
The ratings are measured using the same calculations for all homes, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.
Part of the EPC is a report which will list the potential rating that your home could achieve, if you made the recommended changes. The report lists:
- suggested improvements (such as fitting loft insulation)
- the approximate cost
- possible cost savings per year if the improvements are made
- how this would change the energy and carbon emission rating of the property
You do not have to act on the recommendations contained in the recommendation report. However, if you decide to do so, then it could make your property more attractive for sale or rent by making it more energy efficient.
If you are interested in discussing the utilisation of our in-house energy-assessment team please go to the contact page or call us