Domestic Energy Performance Certificates.
In the UK Energy performance certificates are a legal requirement for a building to be sold, let or constructed. An EPC last 10 years from the date of inspection. This document shows you the energy efficiency of a property on a rating scale of A-G as well as its Estimated Carbon Emissions.
The lower the banding of the property the lower your fuel bills should be. Within the document there is advice and guidance on how to improve the efficiency of your home which isn’t just beneficial for your wallet but also the environment.
If you have any questions regarding works to be done, we are here to help.
In April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard was introduced making it a legal requirement for privately owned properties to have and EPC rating of at least an ‘E’ before it is let or sold. These standards are due to increase over the next five years. Its always best to be prepared therefore if your EPC is rated at an E speak to us about how to improve this and avoid any fees.
Those who fail to take necessary actions can be fined up to £5000 on domestic dwellings.