EPC's (Energy Performance Certificates) are a legal requirement when you rent or sell your property. With an EPC needing to be renewed every 10 years, many are currently requiring a renewed certificate.
EPCs show how energy efficient a property is, with key points taken into consideration such as double glazing and loft insulation it assesses how well your property conserves heat and is a reflection of its running costs.
As of April 2018, properties rented out in the private sector will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a minimum energy performance rating of ‘E’.
It will be unlawful to rent out a property which does not have a minimum E rating unless the property has an exemption.
While this seems to be an onerous requirement for landlords to comply with, it is not. Only appropriate, permissible and cost-effective improvements are required.
Breaches of the regulations could result in a civil penalty of up to £4,000.
Luckily, not only are we able to provide you with an EPC but we can also provide you with a list of work that could be done to improve your rating and arrange an estimate of how much the work would cost... again something else we offer to make your life easy.
If you would like to arrange an EPC or would like further information, feel free to call us on 0118 907 8255.