Energy Performance Certificate

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?

Recent changes to legislation now require the estate agent to display the EPC rating on all photographic literature and for the full EPC to be available on request in the format shown at the bottom of this page.

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.

Using ‘reasonable effort’ an EPC will have to be secured within seven days but 21 days grace is allowed but if there is no EPC within 28 days of marketing then the property is required to be removed from the market with immediate effect.

Please note an EPC is valid for 10 years.

If you require any further information on EPCs or would like Castles to order an EPC on your behalf then please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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