Do I need an EPC when selling my home?

Savvybricks Housing energy efficiency rating certification system.

What is an EPC?

An EPC or Energy Performance Certificate is a rating applied to your property that tells you how energy efficient your property currently is and what sort of impact it has on the environment.

Do I need an EPC to sell my house?

The short answer to this is yes,

It is a legal requirement to provide an EPC to sell your home and failure to do so can result in a fine.

What type of EPC do I need?

The type of EPC required varies depending on whether your property is commercial or domestic. For domestic housing, or a self-contained dwelling as it is classed by the government, you will require a domestic EPC. The type of EPC will also vary depending on whether your property is an existing or new build. Energy Ratings The energy performance of your property is measured on a scale of A-G with A being the most energy efficient. In the UK the average rating is around a D rating although new build homes perform much better. An energy assessment will also recommend improvements to your property which will improve the energy efficiency rating as well as your EPC certificate. These recommendations help towards making your homes environmental footprint a little greener and save you money.

Where do I get an EPC?

An EPC must be obtained by using a government accredited energy assessor. Savvybricks Estate Agents can provide your property with an Energy Performance Certificate. All of our assessors nationwide are qualified to carry out your EPC assessment and produce your certificate.

We aim to can take care of your EPC at the same time as your professional photography within one visit. This means you can take care of the lot at once and won’t have to hang around all day waiting for an external assessor to show up.

By |2018-11-14T18:17:37+00:00September 8th, 2018|Estate Agent, Property, Savvybricks|0 Comments