Energy Performance Certificates
Frequently asked questions about Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) when selling a property.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
An EPC rates a property in terms of its capability to use energy efficiently. The property is rated on a scale of A (representing the most energy efficient property) to G (representing the least energy efficient property) rather like white electrical goods. It must be carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and the rating is produced based on the property’s CO2 emissions per m2 of floor area and provides details of where the property’s energy is being used, i.e., Heating, Lighting and Cooling etc.
Do I need an EPC?
It’s a legal requirement to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate commissioned before a property can be marketed.
How long is an EPC valid for?
A valid EPC will last for 10 years and can be used for multiple sales within that period.
How can I order an EPC?
Fresh are able to arrange for an EPC to be carried out on your behalf in order to avoid any delays selling your property.
The cost of an EPC will be between £90 and £120 (including VAT) depending on the size of the property.