EPC BRISTOL & BATH

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPC’S)

As part of our property services, we can also issue a residential EPC on your home in Bristol, Bath, and surrounding areas.

Nicola is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and can produce EPC’s for Estate agents, homeowners, and landlords. This service can be ordered as a stand-alone product or part of a package with property photography and floor plans.

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WHAT IS AN EPC?

An EPC or Energy Performance Certificate shows the energy efficiency of a building with a rating between 1-100. It will give information on the property’s current energy use and typical energy costs. The report will provide recommendations on how to improve the energy rating and make savings on energy costs. The colour-coded chart provides a rating between A (being the most efficient) to G (being the least efficient) and shows the potential the building could reach if improvements were made.

WHEN IS AN EPC REQUIRED?

An EPC is required when a property is being sold or rented. EPC’s are valid for 10 years and can be used by landlords for multiple tenancies within that period providing they meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). From April 2018 landlords need to meet a minimum of an ‘E’ rating in order to rent any property.

A new EPC may also be required if you have made significant changes to your home such as converting or extending the property or installing a new heating system.

What happens if the property doesn’t meet MEES?

As a landlord, you have a legal responsibility to carry out the suggested changes in your EPC report. If your suggested improvements exceed £3,500, you can apply for a high-cost exemption via the PRS Exemptions Register. Some properties may also be exempt if they are listed or protected and the improvements would unacceptably alter the property.

Are MEES Changing?

The Government has proposed that all rental properties will need an EPC rating of ‘C’ and above by 2025 for new tenancies and all tenancies by 2028. The EPC improvement investment will raise to £10,000 and the penalty for not complying will raise to £30,000. More information will follow before you need to take action but it may be worth looking into what grants are currently available.

what happens on the inspection?

During the assessment, we will be looking at the entire building taking into account when it was built, what building materials were used and if the property has been extended.

We will need to inspect each room to take measurements, record the types of heating and make a note of the types of light bulbs.

We measure things such as room sizes, wall thicknesses, and types of glazing. We will look at your heating systems including the boiler and any heating controls you have. We will also need access to any lofts the property has.

Who does the assesment?

An EPC must be carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) who is registered with an accreditation scheme and listed on the government EPC register. As the business owner Nicola will be carrying out the assessments unless otherwise stated.

How Long will an EPC take?

The assessment generally takes between 30-40 minutes and is designed to be as non-intrusive as possible however we will need to take photographs for evidence purposes.

You are then likely to receive your certificate either later that day or the following day if something needs to be referred.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR EPC?

Although not essential it can be really helpful if you have any documentation ready before our visit. Things such as:

  • Title deeds or evidence of when the property was built.
  • Planning permission or building control sign off of any extensions of loft conversions.
  • Boiler manual if the model number is not clearly shown on the boiler.
  • Cavity Wall or external insulation certificates, especially if your property has been rendered.
  • Loft or floor insulation, we will need evidence of photos & installation receipts if it has been boarded.

What happens if the property doesn’t meet MEES?

As a landlord, you have a legal responsibility to carry out the suggested changes in your EPC report. If your suggested improvements exceed £3,500, you can apply for a high-cost exemption via the PRS Exemptions Register. Some properties may also be exempt if they are listed or protected and the improvements would unacceptably alter the property.

HOW MUCH IS AN EPC?

Our residential EPC prices start from £65.00.

We may quote more based on the size and complexity of the property.

HOW CAN WE PAY?

Get in touch now to book your EPC, you can pay by bank transfer or we take credit and debit card payments on the day.

Credit and debit card payments accepted

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If you need an EPC for your home in Bristol or Bath then please get in contact to book your appointmen. We take payment on the day of the assessment and the certificate is then produced within 48 hours but often it’s lodged and emailed on the same day. If you need an urgent EPC then we will try our best to accommodate you, please let us know when booking your situation and a day and time required.

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HELLO!

I’m Nicola, I have been a Bristol & Bath property photographer since 2015 and in that time I have photographed all types of properties from one bed flats to Mansion houses.

I also offer other property services which include floor plans, EPC’s, 360 virtual tours and aerial photography.

If your an Estate agent, home owner or landlord please get in contact to see how I can help.

Nicola
Nicola Hesketh
property@imageparadise.com
07708375723
8 Hardenhuish Road, Bristol BS4 3SU.