What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate is designed to give prospective purchasers an illustration of the energy performance of a property. An energy assessor will need to inspect the property to prepare the EPC and will take into consideration whether the house has double glazing, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation etc.
The energy assessor will prepare a report and provide a band ratings for the property based on its energy efficiency and environmental impact. These will be between A-G, A being very efficient and G is very inefficient. The report will recommend cost effective measures which could be undertaken to improve the energy rating of the property. It will also contain information about the rating that could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.

The band ratings provided will be used to prepare energy efficiency and environmental impact graphs similar to those seen on kitchen appliances. These will be shown on the sales particulars for the property.

An Energy Performance Certificate will need to be prepared for any property put onto the market for sale or to let.

How do I order an Energy Performance Certificate? At Edge Goodrich, we have decided to employ the services of First Property Services to prepare Energy Performance Certificates on our vendors’ behalf. However, we are happy to market a property with an Energy Performance Certificate commissioned elsewhere, provided it comes from a fully accredited source. What’s more, if you order your Energy Performance Certificate with First Property Services, they will provide a floor plan of your property which will be included in our sales particulars at no extra charge.

What happens next? Simply instruct Edge Goodrich to market your property and we will order the Energy Performance Certificate for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to advise you.

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