EPC REPORTS AND CONSULTATION

Energy Performance
Certificates

EPC REPORTS AND CONSULTATION

Energy Performance
Certificates

An EPC or Energy Performance Certificate is needed when a property is built, sold or rented. They have an energy efficiency rating ranging from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).
EPCs contain information about the properties energy use and typical running costs and as a result, there are also recommendations on how to reduce the cost of utility bills by improving your home.

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Minimum energy efficiency standard

As a result of the MEES regulation which is now in affect (as of the 1st April 2018), it is important to make sure that your property or portfolio of properties meet the minimum energy efficiency standard. Therefore, at Harpr, we can help with our point to point recommendation consultation plan.

Consult & Recommend

Properties with an EPC rating of F or G waste energy and consequently impose unnecessary costs on tenants and the wider economy.

With our Consult and Recommend package, we aim to help you improve your property so you can get a new tenant in without delay.

1 – Initial Assessment

First of all, we will conduct our initial site visit to collect the information needed for the recommendation report.

2 – Consultation

The recommendation report will outline the possible improvements that can be made to the property to achieve the minimum rating as well as exceed it.

3 – Property Improvements

Take on board the recommendations that have been put forward to you and implement the items you wish to install.

4 – Reassessment & Lodge

Finally, once the improvements have been made, we will return to the site to collect the updated information and produce the final EPC and deliver the certificate.

The Harpr MEES report. A PDF document showing the recommendations required to improve the energy rating of your property on the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)

The MEES advice & consultation report

Clear Objectives

Ensuring you can see your goal is vital, this document is the checklist to your compliance.

Great for renovations

Easily pass this document onto any property developer or builder to let them know the exact changes you want.

Agent Professionalism

Presenting a report like this to your clients and vendors show that extra level of care and attention.

Useful resources

Details on the minimum energy efficiency standard can be found here:
Landlords Guide (gov.uk)

EPC Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
It is a legal requirement to have a valid EPC every time you sell or let a property and likewise, you should receive a valid certificate when you buy or rent a property. The EPC displays the estimated costs for heating, lighting and hot water and shows the carbon emissions released over three years. There are recommendations about how you can reduce your energy consumption and costs. An EPC will allow you to compare the energy efficiency of homes across the UK.

Find more information from the Government website on Buying or selling your home here

How long is my EPC valid for?
An EPC is valid for ten years; however, the certificate will need to accurately reflect the information about your home, so if you’ve undertaken construction work on your property or made any changes that would affect its thermal performance, you would need to commission a new EPC.
My property has received an A/B/C/D/E/F/G rating on the EPC, what does this mean?
The EPC tells you how energy efficient your house is and gives it a rating from A (very energy efficient) to G (not energy efficient). You may be familiar with this rating system from other domestic appliances in your house.
What details are available on an EPC?
  1. Certificate number

    This is the number that relates your EPC certificate to your property, its unique.

  2. Valid until date

    Your EPC will be valid for 10 years and this is this is the day it is valid until (providing that there haven’t been any changes to the property).

  3. The energy rating

    At a glance, the current energy rating is displayed at the top and further down, you can see the potential rating based on certain improvements.

  4. A breakdown of the property’s energy performance

    The elements of the property’s makeup are shown with their description and rating of how effective they are.

  5. The environmental impact your property

    One of the biggest contributors to climate change is carbon dioxide (CO2). This section shows you your property’s annual production of carbon dioxide.

  6. Recommendations

    The certificate will show recommendations that can be made to the property to create a more efficient home. These can vary in cost and complexity.

  7. Your estimated energy use and potential savings

    The estimated cost shows how much the average household would spend in the property for heating, lighting and hot water. It is not based on how energy is used by the people living at the property.

  8. Assessor details

    Here you can see the assessors contact details along with their accreditation body.

I’ve lost my EPC, can I get a copy?
All EPCs are available on the EPC register. Type in your postcode and find your address to access yours
What is meant by a “domestic” EPC?
A domestic EPC is one that’s issued for a property on the basis that it’s a residential unit.
I’m renovating my house, can I get an EPC?
The assessment to complete an EPC is a “snapshot in time” and only the installed items can be used to calculate the outcome. If you are in the process of renovating your property and everything isn’t installed yet, you may want to wait until it is. For example, if your brand new boiler is in its box awaiting installation, our energy assessor will not be able to record it and therefore the certificate will show the old or no heating system.
The heating system heats more than just my property, is that ok?
This is common and doesn’t pose a problem, our assessor will ask some questions regarding the communal heating system that are easy to answer.
I’ve got an EPC, do I need another one?
If your EPC is valid and in date (check here) you don’t necessarily need a new one. You will however, if you have made any alterations to the property since its last inspection; this can include anything from window replacement to new extensions.
I have a park home, do I need an EPC?
Park homes can have EPCs

I’ve used Harpr on a number of projects now and will continue to use them for every EPC I need. They’re quick, efficient and always available.

John Devine

Local Developer, St Austell

Great service. Harrison came to our flat for 9am and we had our EPC by the same evening.

Joanne Ivens

2 Bed Flat, EPC

Very pleased with the experience. Prompt arrival of the surveyor and exhaustive work done to the fine detail. Comprehensive report arrived the next day.

Dr Selvaratnam Arulrajah

2 Bed Flat, EPC

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About Harpr Surveyors

We provide accurate floor plans, scale plans, HM Land Registry compliant lease plans, EPCs and retrofit assessments in accordance with PAS 2035 to estate agents, conveyancing solicitors and the public. We pride ourselves in the quality of our products.

Contact Details

Manobier, Fore Street, Nanpean, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 7YE

07837 800263