EPCs

Agency Service provide an efficient domestic energy assessment service for Estate & Letting Agents, Landlords, Insulation companies, Solicitors & Private individuals

We have provided EPCs since 2007, and during that time have produced several thousand reports.

Our assessors continually update their knowledge in order to comply with the latest government schemes, and their competency is regularly checked by an accreditation body (Elmhurst Energy) . The assessor’s details are also checked at the Criminal Records Bureau before they can commence work.

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What is an EPC?

EPCs tell you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient homes – which should have the lowest fuel bills – are in band A. The Certificate also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the home has on the environment. Better-rated homes should have less impact through Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The average property in the UK is in bands D-E for both ratings. The Certificate includes recommendations on ways to improve the home’s energy efficiency to save you money and help the environment. EPCs apply also to commercial buildings and are rated only by Carbon Dioxide emission ratings on a scale of A-G.

When is an EPC required?

EPCs are legally required for any building that is to be put on the market for sale or for rental purposes irrespective of whether you are selling/renting privately or using an Estate Agent. It is also a requirement for any newly built properties to have an EPC upon completion of the build. It is currently the responsibility of the property agent to ensure that an EPC is available to prospective purchasers and tenants.

What can I expect from my energy assessor?

Elmhurst members are required to comply with a code of conduct, the data protection act and the intellectual property act which, in combination will prevent information learnt from undertaking an energy assessment being misused.

EPC Example

How long are EPCs valid for?

According to the Energy Saving Trust, an EPC is valid for ten years. The EPC is suitable if you decide to sell or rent within this 10 year period. You may wish to obtain a new EPC if you have made substantial improvements to your home, but this is not a legal requirement.

The Energy Saving Trust

Who can produce EPCs?

Only certified energy assessors can produce EPCs. A certified assessor must be a member of a Government approved certification scheme such as Elmhurst Energy. The Scheme ensures that the assessor produces EPCs in accordance with Government guidelines.