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Whether you are selling or letting a property, you must have an EPC certificate. An EPC provides an indication of how much it will cost to heat and power a property. It also includes recommendations for energy-efficient improvements, the cost of carrying them out, and the potential savings in pounds and pence each could generate.EPCs became a legal requirement in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland in 2007 and Scotland in 2009.
You will need to have booked an EPC within seven days of a property being marketed for sale or for rent and provide the EPC within 28 days.
If you do not make an EPC available to a prospective buyer or tenant when selling or letting a property, a sellers or landlords can be fined up to £5,000.
In order to make sure our landlords don't violate the law, 99home has collaborated with energy assessors in the UK.
Ans: An EPC is energy status overview of a residential or commercial property that helps to identify what energy status in place and improvement measures can be achievable that could be undertaken for that property, helping you cut usage, bills and save CO2.
Ans: Price start from just £35 but it’s really depends on property size and location. Average EPC price with 99home is around £79 inc VAT.
Ans: If you planning to sale, let, leases assignment of a property, by law you need EPC certificate. You should ensure you have organised to have one undertaken before marketing the property and have it in place before you exchange contracts. EPCs are valid for 10 years.
Ans: On a residential (domestic) property you can be fined in the region of £200 for failure to possess a valid EPC which is mandatory. On a commercial property you can be fined on a sale up to £5,000. On a let or lease up to 12.5% of the rental incomes.
Ans: Yes, a Shared ownership resale property needs an EPC if you are selling or staircasing.
Ans: The regulations came into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It is now unlawful for a landlord or agent to rent out a domestic property with an EPC rating of F or G, unless they have a valid exemption in place.
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