One of the most common occurrences that we come across in the news on a regular basis is when tenants and new homeowners are slapped with skyrocketing electric bills. The reality of the situation suddenly comes into sharp focus when they realize that they failed to ask the previous owner or tenant for an Energy Performance Certificate, also referred to as EPC.
As a result, they are stuck into a situation that could have been easily avoided. This brings us to the crux of the topic: how important is an EPC for tenants and homeowners?
As an energy assessor in Stockport, we make it a point to stay up-to-date with the government’s most recent legislations.
The UK government has declared that any individual who is selling, buying, or renting a property must obtain a verified and valid EPC by a domestic energy assessor. Any individual who fails to comply may be subjected to heavy fines. This measure was taken as an initiative to focus on two aspects:
- Take a quantifiable stand towards a more environmental sustainable state, by implementing and promoting energy efficient solutions
- Protect homeowners and tenants from paying high bills- a result of inefficient and inferior technology in properties
For individuals who are looking to buy or rent properties, either residential or commercial, NOT getting one would be detrimental on a long term basis.
Getting An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Can Save You Money!
Compared to the older versions of the EPC that just provided a brief overlook of the energy factors based on a grading system, the new ones now offer a deeper analysis.
It provides recommendations on what measures could be undertaken to make the home more efficient, and ultimately reduce costs. Furthermore, it will offer a cost comparison analysis on your billing costs before, and the cost projections after you’ve made the modifications and upgrades.
Get your Energy Performance Certificates in Stockport Cheshire now to lower your utility bills!
When you hire Francis Knowles & Webb LLP as your residential surveyor or domestic energy assessor, you gain the expertise of a specialised group of chartered surveyors. Our services extend to residential property valuation, Home Buyers’ reports and building surveys. Furthermore, FK-W also provides stock condition and maintenance inspections.
Registered with the RICS, we take pride in conforming to industry leading professional standards providing you with nothing short of the best.
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