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Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
A domestic Energy Performance Certificate converys the energy efficiency of a domestic property. A variety of aspects of a property are included within the energy assessment, including the fabric of the building, any heating systems, cooling and ventilation systems and lighting. The certificate does not however detail how those systems are used.
An Energy Performance Certificate will include the following points shown in the list and sample image below:
- Certiﬁcate reference number
- The address of the property it relates to
- The Asset Rating
- Brief technical Information
Buyers and are easily attracted as the property’s energy performance benefits are clear. Tenants are also much more likely to want to rent long term from you.
Energy efficient properties are more likely to be rented. This type of transparency enables companies to see the bigger picture.
You can command higher rent and benefit from higher capital value and higher yields on your commercial property with a commercial EPC.
Domestic EPC Requirements
You will need a domestic EPC if you are selling, renting or building a new domestic property. Your properyy may require one EPC or multiple EPCs depending on whether it has been split into parts and designed or altered to be used as separate accommodation.
Our domestic EPC Company focuses on carrying out green energy assessments and recommending ways in which you can make your property more energy efficient.
Benefits of a Greener Property
There is an abundance of evidence which suggests that a greener property can offer so much more to a potential buyer or tenant than a property which has a poor energy rating.
Not only can a lower energy rating and domestic EPC push up your property’s value, but you can also assure prospective buyers or tenants that the rating has been reached with a high degree of accuracy. As EPC providers we assist you with this process.
Other domestic EPC benefits include:
- Buyers and tenants attracted more quickly
- Energy efficient properties are more likely to be let
- Tenants are more likely to want to rent long-term
- You can command higher rent and benefit from higher capital value and higher yields on your property
What Happens If I Fail to Provide an EPC Report?
If you cannot or refuse to provide a potential buyer or tenant with a valid domestic EPC report, you could be subject to enforcement by your Local Authority Building Control department.
You could be charged a penalty fine which could be any sum between £500 to £5,000. Add to this the very real risk of being banned from letting your property should your energy rating fall short after April 2018 and you could be facing a serious risk to your business and your livelihood.
How Can Nexus Energy Solutions Help You To Stay Compliant?
We can help you to:
- Meet your legal obligations regarding building certification
- Make recommendations to cut your energy use, costs and CO2 emissions
- A Summary Of domestic EPCs And Your Responsibility
In summary, if you fail to invest in energy improvement measures, the value of your non-compliant building could be negated by April 2018. If you want to maintain the value of your property investment, it is essential that you arrange a domestic EPC today.
You may not need to arrange any energy improvements at all, but at the very least, a domestic EPC in Scotland will help you to attract more tenants, charge a higher rate of rent and project a greener image.
Qualified EPC Assessors – Book Your Commercial EPC Report
Are you due an EPC review? Nexus Energy Solutions are an accredited green energy assessment provider. Call us today to find out more about our domestic EPC surveys and how your property could benefit today from a formal assessment and our energy efficiency improvements.
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Domestic EPC Glasgow – 0141 345 2180
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