From the 1st August 2007 an Energy Performance Certificate is a legal requirement in order to market your property either for sale or to let, with only certain properties exempt from having to have one. Sowden Wallis can arrange for you to have one produced by our friendly, reliable and local EPC company in plenty of time for you to hit the market running.
What exactly is an EPC?
A Domestic Energy Assessor will visit your home to carry out the energy survey which will assess key items such as the amount of loft insulation present, the age and efficiency of the boiler and heating system, whether your windows are double glazed and various other aspects. Once this is instructed your property is ready to market, and the good news in the report is valid for 10 years.
Will the EPC rating effect any potential Sale/Let?
The general consensus is that very few prospective buyers and tenants will base their entire decision purely on an EPC rating. However this does not mean that it doesn't come into their decision making and the better the rating the more appealing the property will be.
Which properties are exempt from an EPC?
Listed or officially protected buildings
Temporary buildings that will be constructed for two years or less
Used as a place of worship or for other religious activity
An industrial site, workshop or non-residential agricultural building
A detached building with a total floor space under 50 square metres
Buildings that are due to demolished by the seller or landlord and they have all the relevant planning and conservation consents