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What is an EPC?

What is an EPC?

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What is an EPC?

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal document that provides details on the energy efficiency of a property. It looks at heating costs and carbon emissions, grading your home from A to G. It also gives both buyers and sellers information on the average cost of energy bills, with suggestions on how to save money with certain energy efficient measures.

How is an EPC presented?

The EPC displays two graphs. With the first including an energy rating, which measures the homes overall efficiency. If a property receives a high rating then it is more energy-efficient and this means that the energy bills are likely to cost less. An environmental impact rating is displayed on the second graph. This measures the impact on the environment and the emissions from carbon dioxide. This rating will provide a list of cost-effective measures and the potential rating of the building if these are installed.

Who orders the EPC?

The responsibility of ordering the EPC is with the seller and you will have seven days to receive it after putting your home on the market. As long as it has been ordered, the EPC does not need to be available when you first start marketing your property. If you need any more help with the necessary documents behind your home move then contact us today and talk to a trained member of staff.

Important changes to EPC regulations

Important changes to EPC regulations will come into action from 6 April 2012.

These changes mean that EPCs will now be required for all residential and non-residential property offered for sale or rent. Moving forward, it will also be a requirement to attach the front page of the EPC to the property particulars in its entirety, rather than just the graph as was formerly the case.

Furthermore, using reasonable effort an EPC will have to be secured within seven days rather than the previous 28 days.

If you require any further information on EPCs, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Galloways charge £78.00 inc VAT for an EPC. (£65.00 + VAT). 

Richard Hall

"Where do i start - the whole experience of using Galloways has been fantastic from start to finish! As soon as we met Steve and Sasha we knew they were a very rare breed - estate agents who are honest and will be totally upfront with you. You do not feel you are "just a number" which is very refreshing. They have years of experience in the industry and are lovely people to deal with. There is no hard sell - just honesty, integrity and professionalism. Their valuation of our property was totally spot on - unlike some of the high street names who totally over-inflate prices to win the business then tell you 3 months later the "market has dipped" and you have to reduce your price. They are local experts which puts them streets ahead (excuse the pun) of the competition! This local knowledge meant that not only did they price the property accurately, they got viewings quickly and of the right caliber. They also worked extremely hard to get us the best price and we were delighted with the end result - even a few weeks after Brexit they got us viewings and a reasonably quick sale at the price we wanted!! You really get the feeling they are totally with you every step of the way and want make the whole process as smooth as possible. We had a number of serious legal issues during our sale and purchase and this was handled wonderfully by the team at Galloways with them going above and beyond to make everything happen. They even recommended a fantastic solicitors who, coupled with Galloways made a formidable team! In contrast to the online estate agent and solicitors used by our seller they were light years ahead. Although slightly cheaper than Galloways they were absolutely awful! i did not get a phone call in 7 weeks from the sellers estate agent and had to do all their work for them - Gallows on the other hand called me constantly with updates and were always available - filling me with confidence that everything was going to happen. I cannot speak more highly of them and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who wants to sell their property in the area."

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