EPC assessment service in Birmingham
Are you looking to get an EPC assessment service for your property in Birmingham? Skribes offers EPCs with accurate ratings and market-ready recommendations through accredited domestic energy assessors.
An EPC assessment provides a property with an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). The better the grade rating, the more energy efficient the property is.
The energy performance certificate allows potential tenants, homebuyers and property investors to check a building’s energy efficiency before committing to a purchase. They can assess potential heating costs, lighting expenses, and carbon emissions before moving in.
EPCs are legally required for property sellers and landlords. Get an assessment by a Domestic Energy Assessor before selling or renting. A DEA-approved assessment is mandatory before listing property for rent or sale, providing an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
EPC suggests energy efficiency improvements alongside the property’s rating, aiding landlords in enhancing their property’s rating. For each recommendation, the cost, typical annual saving and influence on EPC rating are listed. The overall potential rating of the property is based on all cost-effective recommendations being completed.
An EPC remains valid for 10 years, but if any of recommendations to improve the rating are completed, it is advised that a new EPC assessment is undertaken by a DEA to show the improvements to potential tenants and buyers.
What does an EPC assessment entail?
An EPC assessment service by our experienced team of Domestic Energy Assessors in Birmingham will take between around 60 minutes, depending on the size of the property. To reveal an accurate EPC rating, the assessor will take into account:
- Size of the living space
- Construction of the property
- Any insulation
- Heating system and controls
For our team to complete an accurate domestic energy performance certificate, all living spaces should be made available including access to any lofts or similar spaces. Inspections of heating systems and controls are also necessary and measurements of areas are also required. Overall, the EPC survey is non-invasive to landlords and won’t cause disruption.
Once the inspection has taken place, the Energy Performance Certificate will be provided alongside recommendations on energy efficiency improvements within 24hours.
Why landlords and sellers need an EPC to be completed by a DEA
Changes to EPC legislation that landlords and sellers need to be aware of
Since April 2018, sellers and landlords must achieve at least an E rating. Non-compliance may result in penalties up to £4,000.
DEA assessor in Birmingham to provide your EPC
A Skribes DEA can help you to gain an Energy Performance Certificate needed for your property or properties in Birmingham. To find out more about energy performance certificates, or to arrange an inspection, please call 07891 551 905 or 07572 966 078 or email email@example.com.