Residential EPC

Residential EPCEPC or Energy Performance Certificates are special documents given to property owners and landlords upon their request. The EPC report indicates and determines the level of the property’s energy efficiency and its carbon emission levels. Every property consumes a certain amount of electricity per set period of time, it is the same situation with the carbon emissions – a certain amount of emissions per set period of time. The EPC gives the landlord a good indication of how the property rates and how much money its costs to heat and fuel the place per month or annum.

Usually, as per the collected data, the EPC report ranks the property according to a special scale of energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions, similar to the one used for electrical appliances, where A is the top rating given to very energy efficient properties and G being the lowest mark for properties with poor efficiency parameters. The EPC is an essential and necessary piece of documentation, the EPC testing is absolutely compulsory when a landlord or property owner is looking to sell the place or rent it out.

The EPC report is also an integral part of the initial lease or rental agreement signed by the two parties – these being the landlord and the tenants. EPC reports also serve other useful purposes, for example, when a landlord requests an EPC report to be compiled for their particular property, the end result would be an officially recognized document which allows the landlord to apply for special energy efficiency government grants which can help increase the energy efficiency of the property through proper installation, maintenance and repair of its relevant parts and systems thus giving long term energy savings and minimizing carbon emissions.

The residential EPC report is only official when prepared by qualified and fully certified service provider, such ourselves for example. Usually, the EPC report also includes professional advice and qualified recommendations for the landlord or owner as to how to improve energy efficiency and minimize the carbon emissions, as well as listing the benefits of these improvements.