Getting an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
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What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate shows how energy efficient a building is. It will give you an indication of how much it will cost to heat and light your property, and what its carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be. It will also provide suggestions on how to improve the energy efficiency of your property.
Do all buildings need an EPC?
Most domestic properties will require an EPC, but there are a few exceptions.
Why do you need one to sell your house?
You’re required by law to have a valid EPC, unless your property falls under the exemptions listed above. If you do not have a valid EPC, you can be fined between £500 and £5,000.
Why is an EPC good for buyers?
Showing a buyer the EPC will help them to understand how energy efficient the property is. It allows them to consider how much it could cost to heat and light the property, and if any work could be carried out to improve the energy efficiency of the property.
What happens during the assessment?
An energy assessor will need access to your entire property during the assessment. They look at a range of different factors, including:
How do I find out if I have an EPC already?
You can find out whether you have a current EPC by using the links below and entering your property information.
How can I buy an EPC from Purplebricks?
Once you’ve instructed us to sell your property, you’ll have the option to add an EPC to your package. We’ll find a qualified energy assessor, arrange the assessment and take care of everything for you.
You can start the process by either booking online a free house valuation, or by instructing us today.
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