Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
An Energy Performance Certificate is required by law when a property – either domestic or non-domestic – is sold or leased. It is also required as part of compliance with Building Regulations on new-build properties and when making alterations to existing ones. Your Murton & Co assessor will first perform a thorough and accurate measured survey. They will gather information – such as the build date, building fabric, insulation, efficiencies of heating and air conditioning systems, hot water and lighting – then use it to calculate your energy efficiency rating and produce the certificate. You may be exempt from having to obtain an EPC. Ask your assessor for details.
More than just an EPC
An EPC is not just a formal compliance certificate. You’ll also receive estimated calculations of your energy bills, as well as advice on how to improve the energy efficiency of your property and save money.
From April 2018, all new leases are subject to the government’s Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), whereby an EPC rated in band F or G may disqualify a property from being leased.
We conduct a measured survey and produce a floor plan as part of the EPC. The plan is accurate enough to be used for other aspects of managing your property asset, such as lease plans, fire risk, planning application, valuation, etc. For a small fee, we will give you a copy of your floor plan, which will save you the time and expense of having the survey done separately.
What happens next?
- Initial consultation, along with a site visit if necessary, to establish purpose of the EPC. There could also be implications for MEES
- Submit fee proposal
- Following formal instruction, we will carry out the survey
- Process the survey data and consider implications for MEES
- Deliver the EPC and Recommendation Report.