This depends on the size of the property and complexity of systems such HVAC. More complex properties will take longer.
If you ask Ynni Cymru Energy Solutions Ltd to produce your EPC, you can receive your certificate by email within 4-5 days for simple properties, depending on complexity. For other suppliers, you will need to check with them.
The EPC will need to be paid in full within 10 days following the survey and production of the EPC. I can only accept cheques or a bank transfer. A receipt will be given to you for the fee paid.
Yes I can for an additional fee (quote provided) and these are produced to a professional standard in readiness for you or your agent to use straight away. The floor plans can be produced along with your EPC or separately if you don't need an EPC.
No I'm not. I produce the Energy Performance Certificate in advance for you before you contact a Green Deal Provider who will then assign a GDA to your Green Deal application.
Ideally, you should have an EPC in place dated after 1st April 2012, which we can provide for you. You should then contact your preferred Green Deal Provider who will arrange for a Green Deal Advisor to visit you who will walk you through the remainder of the process.
Yes it is still valid if you are selling or renting your property. However, the old EPC's will not allow you to access the new Green Deal finance to make energy improvements to your home with no up front cost. From 1st April 2012 the new Green Deal EPC's were released and you will need one of these to benefit from the Green Deal Scheme.
Yes I can. A report for your property is produced along with the EPC by the SBEM software indicating the areas of your property that could / should be improved to cut down your energy bills. This is all part of the agreed fee.
Not specifically. The estimated energy bill calculations on the EPC are based on standardised building conditions and not the individual owner’s business operation. What can be provided is an estimate of costs and possible savings available when carrying out recommended changes to the property. The recommendations are classed as short, medium and long term monetary savings and carbon emmision savings.
No. You may point out to perspective purchasers that you have made the changes and therefore increased the energy efficiency rating. You may consider commisioning a revised EPC to fully represent the new energy levels. This will require a re-visit and further assessment cost.
Every effort is made to identify where insulation is included including cavities and loft areas. Where no access is possible it will be necessary for the property owner to provide evidence of insulation such as an installer’s certificate/guarantee. If this is not possible, we will include a default in the software where no access is possible and that will result in a lower insulation rating guided by the Building Regualtions in place at the time of construction.
If there are changes to the number of parts in a building used for separate occupation and these changes involve providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems
An EPC will be required for a property rented out as a holiday let where the building* is occupied as a result of a short term letting arrangement and is rented out for a combined total of 4 months or more in any 12 month period.
* A ‘building’ is defined as a roofed construction having walls for which energy is used to condition the indoor environment. This definition excludes caravan, tents, and mobile homes etc.
This is a great idea and if you decide to move within 10 years the EPC will still be valid. If you are not moving, you will definitely benefit from finding out how good your home is at generating and retaining the energy used and what improvements could be made to reduce your energy bills.
If you purchase your EPC direct from us then yes you will and this will need passing onto you’re selling or letting agent and / or solicitor for the sale of your home. If you order the EPC through an estate agent or your solicitor then you will need to check with them as to the ownership.
Yes, although some may charge a nominal fee to check its legality.
No, unless it is new property being assessed for Building Regualtion compliance. A professional EPC is an examination of the current energy efficiency and the effect on the environment. So the results of the assessment are based on the current levels of insulation and heating system.
It is not a legal requirement to be present, however, it is highly recommended and more desirable that you or a representative is intially to explain any health and safety issues. In addition to security and health & safety, the surveyor may ask you for some information relating to your property.
There are some exceptions where EPCs are not required:
You must display an EPC by fixing it to your commercial building if all these apply:
Yes, you do. A building is only exempt if all of the following are true (additional to the points above):
Yes I can. This is classed as Level 4 energy assessment.
You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.