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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTICATE

From May 2010 regulations require that an EPC is required for any homeowner who wishes to sell their property. Failure to comply with the legislation could result in a fine. We advise organising your EPC as quickly as possible.

PARSON are able to arrange your EPC for you. Please call or pop in and we would be delighted to help and advise you of the costs and options.

An EPC assesses the energy performance of a property and will make recommendations on how to improve its energy efficiency. 'A' is the highest score that a home can receive and it means that the home has excellent energy efficiency. 'G' is the lowest score; the average score of a home in the UK is D.

The EPC will show a building's environmental impact by indicating its carbon dioxide emissions. It must be carried out by a qualified and accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) or Home Inspector. Energy Performance Assessors are likely to be in demand so we advise landlords to consider getting their properties up to standard and assessed as early as possible.

An EPC is valid for 10 years and can be used for multiple tenancies within that period. It can be renewed earlier if the landlord wishes to reflect any improvements they have made to the property, however there are no legal requirements for an EPC to be renewed if landlords have upgraded their property in response to earlier recommendations.

Further information can be obtained from the government’s website at the following link: http://campaigns.direct.gov.uk/epc