Domestic and commercial properties in the United Kingdom require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) if the landlord is wishing to sell or rent the property.
If you are a homeowner our landlord services Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen a home could assist in identifying strategies to help save your money on your energy bills and also increase the comfort of your home.
What exactly are EPCs?
EPCs display how energy efficient a building is and assigns a relevant rating from A (very efficient) to G (very inefficient). let landlord know exactly how costly it will be to heat and light the building, and what the carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be like.
An energy performance certificate also aims to convey exactly what the energy-efficiency rating could be if improvements are made, and highlights cost-effective measure to achieve a better rating.
Even for tenants, improvements noted on the EPC can be worth putting into practice, for example, switching to more energy-efficient light bulbs. EPCs stay active for 10 years from issue date.
Why should I get an EPC?
It is a legal requirement to have your EPC ready to be viewed by potential buyers once you commence the process of selling your property.
It is also mandatory that you commission an approved domestic energy assessor to undertake the EPC.
If any of the energy efficiency recommendations highlighted in your EPC, you may want to get an up-to-date EPC done to include these changes.
Our bespoke landlord services Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen can help you with this.
EPCs and Feed-In Tariffs
In England, Wales and Scotland if you wish to receive payments under the UK Government’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT), for green energy solutions, such as solar panels must prove their property has an EPC rating of band D or above to receive FITs at the standard rate.
You will be required to provide your existing EPC (it must be less than 10 years old) or obtain a new EPC.
Energy Advice Scotland, England & Wales – Booking An Energy Report & EPC
Only an accredited Energy consultant can provide valid EPCs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, only.
In Scotland, only organisations approved by the Scottish Government can produce valid EPCs.
As a leading EPC Edinburgh energy consultant Nexus Energy Solutions can arrange your EPC today. So, for energy bills advice and to enquire about booking an energy performance certificate Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen contact us on 0844 562 566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org