FFurther to my last email, I forgot to add that the agency agreement with turtlehomes also states that any advert cannot go live until we have commissioned an EPC, and we have yet to do this. Shall we now get this through houseweb? Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

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What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
The purpose of an Energy Performance Certificate is to record and show how energy-efficient a property is. Shown as a chart, it uses a similar rating system to ratings provided with domestic appliances, for example, washing machines and fridges and freezers.

The certificate will provide a rating of the property from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient.

Two ratings are shown. The energy-efficiency rating is a measure of a home's overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the home is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be. The environmental impact rating is a measure of a home's impact on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide (C02) emissions - the higher the rating, the less impact it has on the environment.

Energy Performance Graph

Each rating is based on the performance of the building and its services (such as heating and lighting), not the domestic appliances within the property. This is known as an asset rating. The certificate lists the potential rating of the building if all the cost-effective measures were installed.

There are a number of factors than affect the ratings, such as ratings will vary according to the age, location, size and condition of the building. The potential rating shown on the certificate take these factors into account, and the suggested tailored measures so that they are realistic for the particular building.

How much does an EPC cost?
An EPC costs 65. To order yours today click here.


How long will it take?
An EPC typically takes up to 7 working days to prepare but is often quicker, depending on how quickly the Energy Assessor can gain access to your property

If I am selling my property with HouseWeb, how does my EPC appear on my advert?
Once your EPC is completed, you can enter your four rating numbers in My HouseWeb - your advert Control Panel. Your EPC graph will be automatically generated and linked from your advert.

Do I need an EPC before my property can go on the market?
No. Your property can go live as soon as you have ordered your EPC.

Do I need a HIP (Home Information Pack)?
No. HIPs were abolished in 2010.


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