Energy Performance Certificates
As fully qualified domestic energy assessors, S. Arnold Electrical Contractors can provide you with an energy performance certificate (EPC certificate) for your domestic property within Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury and the surrounding areas.
Q. What is an energy performance certificate?
As an accredited Energy Assessor we will visit the property to collect only the data required for assessing energy features, and generate an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) using government-approved software. The assessment is based on the construction and type of dwelling and relevant fittings (heating systems, insulation or double glazing, for example). It is not a structural or building survey, condition report or property valuation. An EPC should not be read as a comment on the overall condition of the property nor will it comment on the presence or otherwise of asbestos, high alumina cement concrete, additives including calcium chloride, or any building defects or hazardous materials. It will also not cover items or problems in the property which would be picked up in a building survey, which may be costly to rectify, as these are outside the scope of the data collected.
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales. This means that, from April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants. These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no change in tenancy arrangements – from 1 April 2020 for domestic properties, and from 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties.
Based on the Herts, Beds & Bucks borders, SAEC can carry out EPC assessments across the three counties with prices starting from £50 +VAT. Please contact us today for more information.