Greater Manchester EPC carries out Energy Performance Certificates that were introduced in 2007 as a requirement for a vendor or landlord to produce when a property was being sold or rented. The EPC is a report of the property’s energy rating, based on the use of heating, water heating and lighting.
Grading and Marketing
The report grades the property from the lowest level of a ‘G’ (1) to ‘A’ (100) and the higher figure would reflect a building that is near to ‘self-sufficient’ in terms of energy use. The EPC needs to be produced within 28 days of marketing a property and a solicitor will not complete the transaction until the EPC is in place.
The EPC Report
Along with grading the property, the EPC gives an estimation of fuel running costs, with potential reductions and on the second page. The key elements to the rating are star graded and further down the EPC on the recommendations page, where each improvement is given an initial cost and an estimated reduction of cost.
Where and Why?
EPC are required for residential and commercial properties for selling and renting, both in here in the UK and across Europe in similar schemes. The purpose of the report is to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by becoming more efficient and therefore reducing the pollution in the atmosphere, whilst minimising our reliance on other countries for our energy supply.
The EPC won’t necessarily make you buy one property over another, but it is there to give ideas to people and to change our habits of use. From 2016 all residential properties newly built are required to ‘A’ rated, which leaves the rest of the housing stock far behind in terms of efficiency.
Greater Manchester EPC have been carrying out Energy Performance Certificates in and around Manchester since the introduction of EPC’s in 2007. We carry out domestic EPC or commercial ones, as well as floor plans. We pride ourselves on a professional, punctual and friendly service. All properties bought, sold or rented require an EPC.
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