Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) determine how energy efficient a property is and provides a rating for the property. EPCs are required for properties built, sold or rented.
What is an EPC?
A Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a certificate that shows how energy efficient a property is.
The document includes estimated energy costs, as well as a summary of the dwelling's energy performance-related features. EPCs also include recommendations on measures that would make your home more energy efficient, along with estimated costs for implementing the changes and the potential savings you could make.
Your property will be given an energy efficiency grade between A and G, with A being the best ie most energy efficient and G being the worst. New-build homes tend to have high EPC ratings, while older homes often have lower ratings of around D or E.
Why do I need an EPC?
When selling your property, it's a legal requirement to have an energy performance certificate for your home before you sell it. This can be arranged through your estate agent or directly with an EPC provider.
If you are a landlord, it is now a legal requirement that your property has an EPC rating of E or above before you can take on a new tenant or renew an existing contract. This rule applies to all properties with existing tenancies too.
How can we help?
Diversity Energy is approved and authorised to carry out EPC assessments.
We can arrange to undertake an EPC, and make recommendations on improvement measures you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your property. We will also provide you with an EPC certificate for the property in question.
Contact us to find out more, discuss your requirements and receive a free no obligation quotation.
Our experienced team provide expertise and advice on the best energy saving measures for your property and available funding, with support through the full process.