Stacey Surveys Ltd
Phone our Hotline: 01443 442840
If you're selling or renting a property, then you are legally required to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) in place. We are a local provider based in South Wales
Competitively priced EPC's with No VAT or other hidden charges!
All our EPC's are fully compliant and can be used by any Estate agent or Solicitor to rent or sell your property. We also supply EPC's to Estate agents and Solicitors in the South Wales area on a regular basis.
The EPC Requirement
An EPC is required whenever a building is built, sold, or let to a new tenant. This requirement was introduced in stages, beginning on 1 August 2007.
Landlords are required to make available to prospective tenants an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when a property is being let. The purpose of the EPC is to show prospective tenants the energy performance of the dwelling they are considering renting.
The certificates show the energy efficiency rating and compares the home’s energy performance related features with the average ratings and draw specific attention to the ‘Green Deal’ (although there is no further funding for this, see later).
An energy performance certificate and accompanying recommendation report lasts for 10 years, unless another EPC has been produced within that time, in which case only the latest one is valid.
A landlord must use all reasonable efforts to ensure that an energy performance certificate is obtained within 7 days of marketing. If it was simply not possible to obtain the EPC within 7 days then, a further 21 days is allowed but this further 21 days is only allowed if all reasonable efforts were made to obtain the EPC in the first 7 days.
The asset rating as shown in the energy performance certificate must be stated in any advertisement such as on the internet, in newspapers, magazines, written particulars or any other advertisement.
The EPC must be available to prospective tenants, free of charge, before they are given written details, arrange a viewing or agree a letting. A copy of the EPC is acceptable.
The actual tenant who takes the property should be given a full copy of the EPC including the assessor’s recommendations.
It is a requirement to provide an EPC when the property is to be let as a separate (or self-contained) dwelling. This also applies if a whole house or flat is being let to a group of sharers on only one contract. It is not a requirement to provide an EPC if only a single room in a house is being let or if a house is let room by room on separate contracts.
Breaking the EPC rules can result in a £200 fixed penalty notice from Trading Standards.