Energy Performance Certificate advice and information

Read through some of reallymoving's EPC advice articles.

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Understand the surveying process with our extensive range of articles and guides. Whether you need advice on getting a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey, our house survey guides can help.

10 steps to improve fire safety in the home

Fire safety is an incredibly important issue, particularly in the family home - read our ten steps to prevent serious house fires occuring

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How to get an Energy Performance Certificate EPC

Find out the facts about EPCs, whether you need one for your property and how to get one.

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How much does an EPC cost?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a legal requirement if you are renting, selling or building a property in the UK. Find out about EPC costs with our useful guide.

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Information on EPCs for landlords

If you're a landlord, you'll need all your properties to have Energy Performance Certificates.

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How to cut your energy costs

With the relentless rise of energy costs and the growing awareness of our environmental impact, reducing energy consumption at home and improving your property’s efficiency rating has never been more important.

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Do I still need a HIP?

No, you don't, but you do need an Energy Performance Certificate if you are selling your home. HIPs were suspended in May 2010 and formally abolished by the Coalition.

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What is included in each survey?

The RICS offers three different levels of survey, each one more specialised or suited for a particular type of home. If you are buying a home, it will be helpful to know what each type of survey includes.

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What happens during a valuation?

Not all surveyors and estate agents will conduct a valuation in the same way, but there are some basic rules that they’ll follow.

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Survey or valuation - which do I need?

You’ve probably heard of surveys and valuations, but what are they and which one do you need?

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