All residential properties in the UK are required by law to have a valid EPC (energy performance certificate). As part of the residential conveyancing process, the property lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler will ensure your property has a valid EPC, allowing you to concentrate on the move without worrying about acquiring the valid documentation. Call any of our offices for further information, or complete our enquiry form and someone will contact you.
What is an EPC?
An EPC is a report that provides information on your home's energy usage and carbon dioxide emissions, and makes recommendations and suggestions intended to help you reduce said usage and emissions. The report is completed by an accredited domestic energy assessor (DEA); when it is finished, your home or rental property will be provided with an official energy performance certificate.
Whether a residential property is newly built, for sale or available to rent, UK residential property law requires that it must have a valid EPC.
What information is included in an EPC?
Based on the observations of the DEA, your home will be assigned an energy efficiency rating and an environmental impact rating. The assessor will take into account, amongst other things, the amount of low energy lighting used in your home, the central/water heating system, whether your windows are double glazed and whether your walls have been properly insulated.
The assessor will then make recommendations based on their observations, intended to help you improve the energy efficiency of your residential property, and will estimate these changes effects on the fuel cost in your home.
How can Lanyon Bowdler help?
As part of the residential conveyancing process, Lanyon Bowdler will source a reputable DEA on your behalf, capable of providing an efficient EPC and speeding along the property transfer process.
Contact Lanyon Bowdler
If you are in need of a residential EPC for a rental property, a property under construction (for a property under construction there is a different type of EPC, called a Predictive Energy Assessment) or a property you own, contact our residential property team at Shrewsbury - 0800 652 3371, Hereford – 01432 378379, Ludlow - 0800 652 3325, Oswestry - 0800 988 3887 or Telford - 0800 652 3372, or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you.