Buying or Renting, The importance of Energy Performance Certificate EPC

EPC ( Energy Performance Certificate )
Do not buy or rent without this.
An EPC is a legal requirement when selling or renting out a domestic property ( there are some exemptions ) and provides important information to the incoming person.
If you are looking to buy or rent then this should be available for you to see. There are large fines that can be imposed on the vendor if this is not available for you.
The energy rating is from A, which is the best, down to a G which is lowest.
Unless there is a valid exemption in place then a property cannot be marketed for sale or rent with a F or G rating.
The checks and recommendations cover subjects such as
Wall insulation
Roof insulation
Windows efficiency
Central heating
Heating controls
Hot water
Floor insulation
Against all of these there will be an estimated cost, a guide on the cost of upgrading and the savings to be made per year on each individual improvement.
Certificates are usually valid for a period of 10 years but the more recent that it is would give a more accurate assessment.

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