Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a European Initiative designed to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

At Southview Surveyors, our dedicated team of domestic energy assessors are highly trained and fully accredited and insured, to carry out Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). We offer appointment times to suit you, and we guarantee to produce the most accurate reports available anywhere across the industry. We are proud to be punctual with turn-around times and carry out our services in a professional manner.  

What is an EPC?
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a European Initiative designed to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The certificate provides 'A' to 'G' ratings for the building, with 'A' being the most energy efficient and 'G' being the least, with the average up to now being 'D'. The EPC also comes with a report explaining the findings and suggesting possible improvements to improve the buildings energy efficiency.

Do I need an EPC?
If you are renting or selling a home you now need a certificate by law. From October 2008 EPCs will be required whenever a building is built, sold or rented.

If you are selling your property there is a legal requirement for you to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). You can instruct Southview Surveyors to carry this out for you separately. 

Landlords of private residential properties and registered social landlords (RSLs), will be responsible for ensuring a valid EPC is made available to all prospective tenants. Even if you market the property for rent, by law you need to make an EPC available.

Will somebody need to visit my property?
Yes.  One of our trained Energy Assessors will contact you shortly after you have placed your order to arrange a convenient time to visit your property. The inspection consists of measuring the property, checking for insulation and examining your light bulbs and boiler systems etc.

Could our property fail the energy inspection?
No, you do not pass or fail the energy inspection. Your property will be assigned a grade between A - G depending on how energy efficient it is. You will also be provided with a report explaining how you could improve the energy efficiency of your home. 

What happens if I donít have an EPC in place?
Trading standards officers have the power to issue a fixed penalty notice of £200 for domestic properties where an EPC is not provided.

How long will the EPC last?
EPCs for rental properties last for 10 years.

Commercial EPCs
Southview Surveyors can also provide EPCs for commercial property via our team of Commercial Energy Assessors (Level 3 and 4). Please contact us and we will provide you with a free quotation to undertake this service. 

Ordering an EPC
Should you require an EPC, or just general advice including our fee scales, please contact us on our contact us page.


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