Is EPC A Requirement?
It is a legal requirement in Chester that, if you want to sell property or lease property, you have to obtain an EPC prepared by an approved energy assessor. For domestic and commercial properties, an accredited energy assessor is required, although for non-domestic properties the type of assessor depends on the type of the building. A register of assessors is available via the government website, and ‘EPC For You’ can supply you with a registered energy assessor specific to your needs.
Our EPC Assessors
All ‘EPC For You’ energy assessors possess the appropriate training and competency to carry out energy assessments. They also belong to an approved government accreditation scheme of which there are ten such schemes run by differing bodies from the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). All schemes have been registered with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). ‘EPC For You’ assessors also have stringent complaints procedures in place and the requisite Public and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
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What Happens When An Assessor Arrives?
On visiting your property to conduct the assessment, the energy assessor will access every room. Heating and lighting systems are important in producing an accurate EPC. The energy assessor will note room thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves fitted as well as any other forms of heating. The assessor will also measure the property and note any extensions or alterations.
With their measurements, the energy assessor uses a government-approved software program to calculate the energy efficiency rating. The program gives a recommended value which represents the potential improvement that could be made to the property for energy conservation purposes. Based on this information, the EPC will show how good or bad your property’s energy efficiency is. The energy assessor will also provide practical recommendations to increase the building’s energy efficiency rating. These recommendations include improvements that are bespoke to your building, noting indicative paybacks of short, medium or long-term. Any other recommendations may also be noted based on your ‘EPC For You’ energy assessor’s knowledge and he/she will be well placed to assist you in deciding the best course of action if you wish to make any improvements based on their recommendations.
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