Why do you need an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal requirement whenever a property is built, sold or rented. It must be ordered and booked for potential buyers or tenants before a property is advertised for sale or rent.
An EPC is also required for certain renewable energy installations on properties.
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate is a document tailored specifically for your property which details information about the energy use and typical energy costs of the dwelling. It also provides information about how to reduce energy use and save money.
An Energy Performance Certificate provides the property with an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.
Why is an EPC and MEES important for landlords and Tenants?
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard or (MEES) is a regulation brought in for privately rented properties as of April 2018. This means that, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach at least an EPC rating of E or above before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants.
These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no change in tenancy arrangements – from 1 April 2020 for domestic properties, and from 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties.
Not all buildings require an EPC- The following are exempt:
- Places of Worship.
- Temporary buildings with an intended use of less than 2 years.
- Stand alone buildings with a total useful floor space of less than 50 square meters.
- Industrial sites, workshops and non residential agricultural buildings that don’t use a lot of energy.
- Some buildings due to be demolished.
- Holiday accommodation that’s rented out for less than 4 months of a year or is let under a licence to occupy.
- Listed buildings- you should seek advice from your local authority conservation officer if the recommended work would alter the buildings character.
- Residential buildings intended to be used less than 4 months a year.
TP EPC offers a friendly, efficient and reliable service creating Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) and to scale Floor Plans for properties
We provide a fast dependable service producing complete Energy Performance Certificates within the required legal time frame. Receive your EPC usually within 24 hours of assessment (subject to all relevant information upon appointment and landmark entry available).
We offer a local service covering the whole of Flintshire & outskirts of Denbighshire, Wrexham, Cheshire West & South Wirral (Locations outside these areas available subject to extra fee)
There are No Upfront or Hidden Costs – pay on the day of assessment
TP EPC offers easy access to your completed certificate – The finished certificate is e mailed direct to you and any other required parties. There is no need to log into unreliable internet websites or third party portals.
We offer a direct one to one service and there is no third party internet provider involvement.
Evening and Weekend appointments are also available.