EPC In Preston
Do you need an EPC in Preston for your home or rental? We can help! Our local EPC Assessor, is committed to delivering a five star service with highly accurate reports and a fast turnaround. Flat rate of only £60 for EPC certificates in Preston.
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Our Domestic EPC Service in Preston
If you are selling or renting a home in the Warrington, you'll need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Your estate agent will ask for one before the property can be marketed and your solicitor cannot process the sale without it.
Getting an EPC in Warrington and choosing the right EPC assessor is more than just a box ticking exercise though. With house prices closely linked to EPC ratings and minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) being enforced for Landlords, it's never been more important to get an accurate EPC band.
We understand that our customers generally have a lot going on when selling or renting a house so we make the process of getting an EPC straightforward.
Get in touch with us and we'll make sure you get:
- Flexible Appointment Times: We can complete the assessment for your EPC within a day or two. If you need an evening or weekend appointment, that's not a problem. We understand that not having an EPC can hold up the sale of your property. Let us get it completed quickly for you.
- Accuracy: An EPC that accurately reflects your home's energy efficiency. We take pride in making sure we capture all the information which we need to do this. We see some EPC reports that are full of lines like ‘No Insulation (assumed)’ because the EPC assessor didn’t check the loft. That’s not our style. We go above and beyond to paint an accurate picture of each and every property.
- Value For Money: We’ve created a pricing structure that is outstanding value for money for our customers with no hidden extras. For our highly accurate EPC certificate that is uploaded to the EPC register within no more than a couple of days, our customers will only have to part with £60. This will get you the assessment and the certificate which is everything that is needed to tick the EPC box.
What Is An EPC?
An EPC, known as an Energy Performance Certificate, is a document that you need whenever selling or renting a house. It shows prospective buyers or tenants how well the building uses and retains energy. The building will get an energy rating between A (most efficient) and G (least efficient). The EPC certificate will also provide specific recommedations to reduce energy usage and save money in the property.
How To Get An EPC?
A qualified and accredited person needs to carry out an assessment of your building. For example, we hold qualifications through City & Guilds as well as ABBE (Part of Birmingham City University). We are accredited by Elmhurst Energy which is the industry leading accreditation body.
Once you contact a EPC assessor, like us. They will arrange a convenient time to carry out the assessment and collect the information they need to produce the EPC Certificate
How Long Does It Take To Get An EPC?
You can expect your EPC assessor to be available to carry out the assessment within a couple of days. For the majority of homes, the assessment takes no more than a 30 minutes to complete. Once the assessor has gathered the information onsite, they can begin to calculate the EPC score. 99% of certificates are produced on the same day as the assessment.
Most assessors, us included, offer a rapid turnaround assessment for a small additional fee.
How To Prepare for an EPC
The assessor will need to see every area of the building to provide an accurate EPC rating. Make sure each room is available including loft spaces and basements.
If you have any documentation about the building, this is important to have to hand. We'll need to gain a full understanding of the structure of the building as well as any extensions. We find the most useful documents to be planning permission, building control sign off and invoices or specifications.
What Are The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)?
Only applicable to rented property, the government have introduced minimum energy performance requirements. These prohibit landlords from renting out any property that does not achieve a band E or better on the EPC.
How Long Does an EPC Last?
We always recommend to our customers that they check to see if they already have a valid EPC. Each EPC lasts for ten years so you may already have one. To check if your home already has an EPC or not, the EPC register is where you can search for it. This is the government's database of EPCs for all buildings.
Why Our Customers Choose Us
Our Service Area
Based in Warrington, we help customers with EPCs & Commercial EPCs across the North West of England. If you need SBEM Calculations for a new build commercial property, we help customers nationally.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've answered some of the questions that we get asked below.