A quick guide to EPCs
What is an EPC?
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) provide tenants and potential buyers with information about the energy use and typical energy costs of a property. The EPC also gives an indication of the energy efficiency and recommends ways to reduce energy use and save money.
The EPC survey of the property takes between 45 minutes and an hour to complete and is valid for ten years.
When do I need an EPC?
EPCs are required whenever a building is to be built, sold or rented in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Failure to produce an EPC upon request could result in a fine and the EPC must be commissioned before the property is put on the market to sell or rent.
How do I get an EPC?
You will need a Domestic Energy Assessor to produce an EPC for the property you are selling or renting. They will assess your property and produce the certificate. You can find an EPC provider in your area and receive an instant EPC quote through reallymoving.com. Check out our guide for a more detailed look at getting an EPC.
What is the cost of an EPC?
EPC costs vary and can range from £45.83-£100.00+VAT, so to find the best price for your certificate, find a quote online at reallymoving.com from accredited Assessors. For more information on EPC costs, take a look at our useful guide on the cost of an Energy Performance Certificate.