Energy Performance Certificate Information
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal requirement for all properties before being marketed, and as such has become a regular part of property language. Being a standardised method of assessment, Energy Performance Certificates highlight energy efficiencies between properties of the same type. This energy performance certificate information gives prospective tenants and purchasers an insight into the energy performance and running costs of the property before they decide to buy or rent.
Energy Performance Certificates are separated into two types. The Domestic EPC is an Energy Performance Certificate designed for houses, flats and apartments, while the Commercial EPC is focussed on properties such as shops, restaurants, cafes, electrical retailers, dentists, etc. If any properties are marketed or sold without an Energy Performance Certificate, then Trading Standards Officers are permitted to issue fines between £500 and £5,000, depending on the value of the property. You will still be required by law to have Energy Performance Certificate Information commissioned and need to cover those costs as well as paying the substantial fine.
The party selling or renting the building is responsible for presenting energy performance certificate information for the prospective buyer or tenant, and the Certificate must be handed over to the eventual buyer or tenant. While the EPC is valid for 10 years, it is encouraged that you get your Certificate updated when any works are carried out on the property that may improve the Energy Performance rating. This work could be such improvements as installing a new boiler, improving or installing insulation, or replacing single pane windows with double glazing. Updating the Energy Performance Certificate in this way would be advantageous for landlords as well as prospective buyers or tenants.
Once you have submitted your job via our online form, My London Tradesman will contact companies on your behalf and you will receive up to 3 quotes for your Energy Performance Certificate Information, leaving you free to make an informed decision regarding the best tradesman to employ based on the quotes you have received.
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