An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for properties when constructed or made available for sale or let (including holiday lets). The legal requirement for an EPC was introduced in stages from 2007 and formed part of the Home Information Pack (HIP’s). Although the HIP was later abolished the EPC remained as a legal requirement.
The EPC provides details on the energy performance of the property and what you can do to improve it along with an idea of what savings you could make if the improvements are made.
An EPC is valid for 10 years from the date it was produced. There is a strong chance that a property will have had improvements made and that will affect the energy rating and so to show your property in the best light possible, you should consider replacing any existing EPC with an updated version.
For more accurate information regarding this, speak to one of our qualified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA’s) who are contactable at your local Bradleys branch. You don’t have to be selling or letting through Bradleys to use our independent service.