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Are you looking to sell or let your property? Have you checked if it has a valid EPC? It is unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC rating of F or G, until their energy efficiency has been addressed.
What does an EPC do and how long are they valid?
An EPC measures the energy efficiency of a building, which is represented on a scale from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). It contains:
- information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
- recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money
An EPC is valid for 10 years, from the ‘date of certificate’ date, providing there have been no substantial structural changes.
Why are they important?
An EPC is important to landlords and prospective buyers/tenants as they show how energy efficient a property is. This can be a key deal breaker for prospective buyers/tenants, as if the property has a low rating, the prospective buyer/tenant will know that energy bills for that property could be high.
Without a valid EPC, you could be fined up to £5,000.
Why can’t I let my property with an F or G rating?
In April 2018, new legislation known as Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), also known as Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force making it unlawful to let a property with an EPC rating of F or G.
From experience, we have found that buildings with an older EPC and a rating of E may also be affected by the MEPS legislation, as if no works have been completed on the property, it may fall below the minimum standards upon re-assessment. This is because since EPC legislation was introduced in 2008, there have been changes to the way an EPC is calculated.
How can we help?
Here at Compliance365 we offer high quality EPC assessments, if your property does not achieve the desired E or above rating, we can offer bespoke reports which are unique to each individual property. The report proposes upgrades that could be made to the property, detailing the improved energy rating, cost, kWh and CO2 savings.
With competitive prices and potential discounts for large portfolios, our friendly team are always happy to help.
If you’re looking for high quality reports with a high-speed turn around, get in touch today on 01924 669940 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and our team of expert energy and carbon consultants will be happy to help!