Bridges: What is an EPC and why do you need one?

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WHEN PLACING your property on the sales or rental market, you will be asked to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

So what is an EPC and why do you need one?

All properties that are being built, sold or rented are required to have an EPC before marketing the property online.

The certificate offers information on the property’s energy usage and typical energy costs. It also gives clear recommendations on how to save money on energy bills by reducing energy use and improving the efficiency of the property.

Your EPC certificate will show your current rating of energy efficiency in a band between A (most efficient) and G (least efficient) and will give you a predicted rating if recommended improvements are carried out.

This is an enormous help to not only see the rating of your own home but of the properties you are looking to buy or rent. The certificate is readily available either online or it can be provided by your local agent on request.

At Bridges, we offer a quick and easy Energy Performance Certificate service with a qualified assessor, and we can visit your property and prepare your certificate in a matter of days.

An EPC lasts 10 years so it would be a worthwhile investment for any landlord or vendor.

For more information, pop into our office and ask one of the team.


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