Energy Performance
Certificates.

How does it work?

Please give us a call 020 8699 1129, email epc@plan-london.co.uk or complete the quote form, telling us: the address, type and size (if known) of the property. Then we will give you an email quote within a couple of hours.

Once you are happy with the cost, we’ll arrange a suitable time for us to carry out an inspection of the property. This will involve an assessor visiting your property and collecting all the relevant building information (building age, insulation, lighting, heating/cooling systems, etc). Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9am & 6pm.

Once all the information is collected (any evidence/information you can provide will greatly assist) it is put into a software package and along with our assessors’ know-how and regulatory guidelines the energy performance is calculated.

If your property is rated below a Band E, we will send you a draft EPC, giving you the opportunity to make any necessary changes to the building in the hope of improving the rating, prior to lodging.

If it passes with flying colours, then the EPC will be lodged and the certificate, report/recommendations will be emailed to you.

Energy Performance
Certificates.

Just like death & Taxes (as the saying goes!), if you are a landlord and intend to rent out your property, you will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The government, as are we, are concerned about the emissions going into our atmosphere  and the way we use our buildings has a big impact on the earth. In order to help reduce our emissions in the UK the government decided to introduce a method of rating buildings in terms of their efficiency so everyone can see and therefore improve the way we use them.

So, what is an EPC?

An EPC is what it says on the tin. It is a certificate stating the how well a property is doing in terms of its energy efficiency. The certificate and accompanying report with recommendations sets out:

· How the property is currently rated – From A to G. A being excellent and G being… well you know, rubbish.

· What is giving it its current rating – Recommendations on how to improve the rating.

Minimum level of efficiency

In a bid to further improve energy efficiency the government have set a minimum level that properties need to achieve before they can be rented out. This is at lease a Band E.

The minimum level of energy efficiency provisions will mean that, subject to certain requirements and exemptions:

  • From 1st April 2018, landlords of non-domestic private rented properties (including public sector landlords) may not grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if their property has an EPC rating of band F or G.
  • From 1 April 2023, landlords must not continue letting a non-domestic property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating of band F or G.
For further information please visit GOV.UK for guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-private-rented-property-minimum-standard-landlord-guidance-documents