During an EPC, the assessor will need to visit your property and check a number of items to measure the energy efficiency of your home.
The assessor will look at the age, construction type and size of your property along with a number of other details:
After your assessment is complete, your property will be given a rating between A to G.
If your property has a rating of F or G, you won’t be able to rent it out until you make improvements to bring the rating to a minimum of E. The minimum rating is also likely to increase in the future.EPC Check
To improve the energy performance rating of your property, you will need to make improvements to make your home more efficient.
Starting by replacing all lighting to LED bulbs is a simple way to get started and save on energy costs.
You will then most likely need to look at insulation, double glazing or a more efficient boiler to increase the score more drastically.
A solar panel system can also improve your score, however the amount of increase will depend on the size of the system fitted.
To get an EPC, you’ll need to find an accredited assessor. If you’re not sure where to find an assessor, you can find an assessor using the Government register.
After you get an EPC, it’s valid for 10 years and you won’t need to get another one until it expires.
Enter your postcode and select the “Check EPC” option to find out if a property has a valid Energy Performance Certificate.
You’ll need an EPC if you plan to sell or rent your property.
If you are living in a property you own, there’s no requirement to get an EPC once it expires unless you plan on selling.
Prices for an Energy Performance Certificate start at around £35, but this will vary depending on your location, the property size and the type of construction.
You’ll need to get a quote to get an exact price for your area and property type.
An EPC can be issued by an accredited domestic energy assessor. If you are selling your home, your estate agent should be able to recommend someone to carry out the assessment and issue an Energy Performance Certificate before it's listed for sale.