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.
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.
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.
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
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.
long will the EPC last?
EPCs for rental properties last for 10 years.
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
Ordering an EPC
Should you require an EPC, or just general advice including our fee
scales, please contact us on our contact us page.