Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

About our EPC Service

EPCs are known as Energy Performance Certificates or Domestic Energy Assessments

The law regarding when an EPC is needed to sell or rent your property

It is your responsibility to ensure an EPC is available or has been commissioned before you market your property for sale or rent. As long as you have booked an Domestic Energy Assessor when the property goes to market, you have a further 28 days to ensure the EPC arrives with your selling or letting agency. If you are marketing the property yourself, the same law applies.

As part of my service, we can email a copy of your EPC to your selling or letting agent.

If are intending renting out or selling your residential property you will need an EPC and the certificate will be valid for 10 years for rental properties.

The EPC survey procedure involves taking dimensions of the property will be taken to ascertain the floor area and ceiling heights. It is imperative we have access to all rooms to obtain additional dimensions, details on heating, radiators, glazing and lighting. The loft area insulation depth is measured by a 'head & shoulders' inspection through the loft hatch; and details taken of the main and secondary heating systems along with any water cylinder installed. Photographs will need to be taken to support the site notes but are not released with the EPC.

The survey/inspection is non-invasive meaning it does not involve lifting carpets, floorboards or loft boards. The assessment is based on visual inspection only – known as a NON-INVASIVE inspection. Access is needed to all rooms and the attic loft hatch and cellar as well as the boiler, heating controls, hot water storage and gas / electricity meters.

Alternatively, we can arrange to obtain a copy for you. The fee for this service is £10 payable by bank transfer.

Prices vary depending on the size of the property e.g. one, two or three bedroom properties - flats, terraced, semi-detached or detached properties.

For a competitive quote call (landline) 01792 424569; (mobile) 07986 099438 or email mike@yces.co.uk A copy can be obtained from the Energy Assessor who originally produced it. If that is not available or not practical, you can obtain a copy from Landmark.