EPC Certificate Frequently Asked Questions

As EPC’s are relatively new, there are a lot of EPC Certificate Frequently Asked Questions which need to be answered but cannot be found. Here at My London Tradesmen, we can answer those questions.

What is an EPC Certificate?

An EPC Certificate is the document you receive upon completion of an energy performance assessment. They are essentially reports on the ways in which your property uses the energy that you are paying vast amounts of money for.

What is featured on an EPC Certificate?

The EPC Certificate’s main feature is its energy rating bar chart. This bar chart gives you an accurate interpretation of just how energy efficient your property is, or as the case may be, isn’t. As well as the energy rating bar chart, there are a series of recommendations listed which, if implemented, can help to drive down the costs of your energy bills by making your property use its energy more efficiently. You will also find out an estimated total saving you can make on your bills every month if you fully optimised your property so that it achieves its best possible energy performance rating. Given the sheer amount of information provided on the EPC Certificate, you can see just how important a document it really is.

When will I need an EPC Certificate?

EPC Certificate Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to be able to produce an EPC Certificate on demand by Trading Standards Officers during the process of you selling or letting a property. If you do not have one, you will be liable to pay a fine of up to £5000 as well as be forced to pay for an EPC Certificate as well. EPCs are legal requirements and, with very rare exceptions, are mandatory for all property transactions in the UK. You can, of course, obtain an Energy Performance Certificate at any point during the ownership of your property and they really are useful for helping to cut down fuel bills.

Where can I get an EPC Certificate?

If you need to have, or want to get, an EPC Certificate for your property, simply fill in our online form and My London Tradesmen will contact companies on your behalf. We will issue you with up to 3 quotes, allowing you to reach an informed decision regarding which tradesman you want to employ to complete your Energy Performance Certificate.

EPC Certificate Frequently Asked Questions

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