Energy Performance Certificates (EPC'S)

What is an EPC?

The Government is complying with the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) with the introduction of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC shows a record of the energy efficiency levels and CO2 emissions of a building, by using a standard table from A to G (A being very efficient, G being very inefficient).

The energy survey is performed by a qualified energy assessor who visits the property and examines key items within the premises such as loft insulation, domestic boiler, hot water tank, radiators, windows for double glazing, etc. Once this information is obtained it is then placed into a software programme which carries out and calculates the level of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.

This programme then proceeds to generate the level of energy efficiency in the property, with a recommendation report on the ways to improve the energy ratings by using cost effective and low and zero carbon generated systems. This will help improve your energy levels and ensure future savings on fuel costs.

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There is a similar report which provides figures on the environmental impact. This report shows a table of estimated energy bills per annum and the potential for improved and lower fuel costs, but without any reference to the actual householder bills. When you are selling or renting your property, you, as the seller or landlord must provide the EPC. The certificate is available free of charge and should be given to the prospective buyer or tenant prior to entering into a sale or lease agreement.

Who is responsible for obtaining an EPC?

When you are selling or renting your property, you, as the seller or landlord must provide the EPC. The certificate is available free of charge and should be given to the prospective buyer or tenant prior to entering into a sale or lease agreement.

The householder will have to pay for this survey and we offer extremely competitive prices.

The survey is entirely non-invasive.

Can I market or rent the property before I receive the EPC?

As long as you have already ordered and paid for an EPC then you are permitted to put your property on the market or advertise it for renting purposes. We will make sure you receive confirmation of your order immediately after booking the EPC.

How much does an EPC cost?

Our prices start from as little as £50 plus VAT. Please call on 020 89061122 or e-mail Brandon Cohen, who is a Certified Domestic Energy Assessor: brandoncohen@talbotsurveyors.com for a quote.

Talbots Surveyors and Valuers
5 Sandbrook Close
Sunnydale Gardens
Mill Hill, London NW7 3PF

Tel:  020 8906 1122

Alan Cohen, FRICS BSc, FRICS, IRRV
Email:   alancohen@talbotsurveyors.com
Mobile: 07798848381

James Cohen BSc (Hons), FRICS, IRRV
Email:   jamescohen@talbotsurveyors.com
Mobile: 07836744387

Andrew Cohen, MRICS
Email:   andrewcohen@talbotsurveyors.com
Mobile: 07717228625

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