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When selling or letting property it is a legal obligation to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate in place.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legally required document that provides detailed information about a property’s energy efficiency, giving a rating on a scale from A to G. The EPC also offers suggestions to improve your property’s energy efficiency, potentially saving you money in the long term.
When selling a property in the UK, it is now a legal requirement to have a valid EPC in place before the marketing of the property begins. Your EPC needs to be ordered before you begin to market your home, and therefore available to interested buyers as and when required.
Landlords are also required to have their properties energy assessed before they are let. EPCs for every property must be made available to prospective tenants when they view your property.
Countrywide are part of Countrywide, a trusted provider of EPCs for both residential and commercial properties. Offering sellers and landlords a fast inspection with quick turnaround times, Countrywide's panel of energy assessors use cutting edge technology to ensure accurate results every time.
Our fully trained energy assessors will carry out an inspection on your property. They will carefully assess certain elements of your property, such as insulation, glazing materials, the size of the property, construction materials and your property’s heating services.
Your final assessment will provide the basis of your EPC, providing you with information about energy efficiency on a scale from A to G. Your EPC will also offer suggestions on how to improve your property’s energy efficiency, helping to lower future energy bills and reduce the impact of emissions.
A good energy rating can be a positive marketing tool showing potential purchasers that your property is economical and eco-friendly. Having an EPC in place, even if you aren’t selling can help you to take valuable action to reduce your energy bills.
Our energy assessors are a trusted provider of EPCs nationwide and deliver timely, accurate reports.