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Get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

If you are selling or letting your house, apartment or bungalow you will need an energy performance certificate, known as an EPC. These have to be prepared by a domestic energy assessor rather than an estate agent.

Many estate & rental agents will be able to arrange an EPC for you but some in Huntingdon now quote well in excess of £100 + VAT.

The certificate has recently changed – to see what one looks like click here.

What does a Domestic Energy Assessor do or need to inspect to create an EPC?

  • They will look at the heating the property has to work out how efficient it is.
  • They measure the overall size of the property.
  • They take into account the original construction method of the property.
  • They will look in any roof space for insulation.
  • They will determine is the property benefits from cavity wall insulation.
  • They will note the type and age of any double glazing or secondary glazing.
  • They look at the type of lightbulbs being used throughout.
  • They will take specific details of any solar panels providing electricity or hot water.

Once they have all of this information the certificate can be produced and usually e-mailed to you the same day.

There is also a national register of EPC’s at www.epcregister.com so you can check to make sure one hasn’t been done before. They do last 10 years so this may save you some money.

What do they cost from Gatehouse Estates?

  • The cost does vary depending on the size of property but they cost between £60 & £84 including VAT.
  • For a specific quote or to book an appointment please call Phillip on 01480 434290.

 

 

 

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