York EPC offers a quick and efficient service at a competitive price of just £55 with no VAT (as we are not VAT registered) which includes the property assessment and the EPC report. We aim to carry out the assessment within 48 hours of an enquiry and the completed EPC report is delivered within 24 hours of the assessment.
You can call or use our contact form to arrange an EPC or simply book an EPC online and we will respond to you the same working day to confirm the date and time.
For multiple properties at the same location on the same date or for large volume we would propose a preferential rate.
When would I legally need a Domestic EPC?
It is a legal requirement to obtain a domestic EPC when you are selling or letting out a property. The responsibility for providing an EPC lies with the property owner or landlord who must provide the valid certificate free of charge to a prospective buyer or tenant. Estate agents and other third parties must ensure that an EPC has been commissioned before they can market a property for sale or rent.
Upon construction of a newly built residential property it is also a legal requirement to obtain an EPC. This ‘on construction’ EPC will confirm that the property meets the current building regulations
There are certain properties that do not require an EPC by law, such as a listed building. If you are unsure of the law, please contact us and we will be happy to clarify the legislation in relation to your property.
Other situations where a Domestic EPC is required
If you are having solar photovoltaic panels installed on your property it is necessary to obtain a valid EPC which has a ‘D’ rating or better, in order to be able to claim the higher level of the governments Feed in Tariff (FiT), which pays you a specified sum for the electricity your panels generate.
When applying for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a government scheme which encourages the installation of a number of measures such as a biomass boiler, an air/ground/water source heat pump or solar thermal panels, you need to obtain a Green Deal Report, which consists of an EPC and an Occupancy Assessment.
The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is a government grant scheme designed to help with the cost of installing certain energy saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation. To apply for the GDHIF you will need to hold either an EPC which is less than 2 years old or a Green Deal Report.
What information does a Domestic EPC contain?
An EPC is intended to provide prospective buyers and tenants of a building with correct information about the energy performance of the building and practical advice on improving such performance.
The EPC looks broadly similar to the energy labels provided on many household appliances. Its purpose is to indicate how energy efficient a building is. The EPC will provide an energy efficiency rating from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient. The better the rating, the more energy efficient the building is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.
Each energy efficiency rating is based on the characteristics of the building itself (the fabric) and its services (such as heating, ventilation and lighting). This type of rating is known as an asset rating. The asset rating will reflect the age and condition of the building. The EPC includes recommendations to help owners and occupiers to improve the energy efficiency of a building.