What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
An EPC is a rating given to a property to give the homeowner and potential buyers an indication of its energy efficiency.
The ratings are alphabetical, starting with an ‘A’ for the most energy efficient homes, dropping to the bottom rating of ‘G’ for the worse performing homes. The EPC will also give the homeowner guidelines (including estimates of cost) on how to improve the energy efficiency of their home.
Who needs an EPC?
An EPC is required* whenever a property is:
- Sold, or
The certificate is valid for ten years – you can check to see if a property has an EPC by visiting https://www.epcregister.com/home.html. It is important to have an EPC in place when advertising a home for sale or let, as you can be fined for marketing a property without a valid EPC.
*Unless the property was built after 6th April 2008 in England and Wales, 1st May 2007 in Scotland or 30th September 2008. Please click here for more information.
Why use Vibrant for your EPC?
Quite simply we have performed the most EPC’s in the UK since the scheme commenced. We complete 1 in every 10 EPCs carried out, and this amounts to tens of thousands every year.
We have a technical department which can deal with your queries and those from your home movers and tenants free of charge. We are also fast at completing the certificates, with our average turnaround time being less than 3 days from instruction.