Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
An EPC is a mandatory requirement for any property being rented or sold
West Cumbria EPC offer Home Owners, Landlords and Estate Agents, Government approved Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and a guarantee to complete all assessments within 48 hours of inspection
Domestic Energy Assessor providing domestic EPC solutions to West Cumbria & Carlisle
West Cumbria EPC, based in Maryport, are Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) who offer competitively priced Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for domestic properties throughout West Cumbria, including Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Egremont, Keswick and Carlisle. Whether you are a landlord wanting to rent out your property or you are a property owner wishing to sell then West Cumbria EPC can help!
We are fully qualified to Level 3 Cert. DEA awarded by City & Guilds and accredited by Stroma. DEA Certification allows an energy assessor to lodge Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for existing domestic properties in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. All our assessors are also fully insured & hold a valid CRB check.
By undergoing DEA Certification we can demonstrate to a homeowner that we able to carry out work competently and to a high standard, and in accordance with the National Occupational Standards (NOS).
Why use West Cumbria EPC?
Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a report on the energy performance of a property and is a mandatory requirement for any property being rented or sold. The report includes an energy rating, similar to that found on a domestic appliance, measuring the overall efficiency of the property on a scale of A to G. The report also indicates the potential energy rating should the recommended improvements be completed.
An EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale or for rent. So, a landlord will need one to show potential tenants, and a seller must have one to show to potential buyers.
Cost Effective Domestic EPCs available throughout West Cumbria And Carlisle
The cost of an EPC covers the survey that is completed by our accredited Domestic Energy Assessor and the Energy Performance Certificate itself.
Discounted rates are also available for multiple EPC’s for Landlords, Estate Agent & Solicitors etc.
NOTE: Prices are based on properties under 150m2 & within a 15 mile radius of CA15 6NF (in Cumbria). Additional charges may apply for properties further afield or larger properties, please contact us for a quote.
Are you a Landlord?
We also offer Fire Risk Assessments with prices starting from £250.00. All new customers receive a £50.00 discount. If you recommend us to a friend, you will also receive a £50.00 discount on your next Assessment.
We are NEBOSH qualified to carry out the Fire Risk Assessments & Technical Member of IOSH (Tech. IOSH), as a minimum requirement.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Who is responsible for obtaining an EPC?
When you are selling or renting your property, you, as the seller or landlord must provide the EPC. The certificate should be given to the prospective buyer or tenant prior to entering into a sale or lease agreement.
The householder will have to pay for this survey and we offer extremely competitive prices.
The survey is entirely non-invasive as the information provided to the assessor is given directly from the householder.
Why do I need an EPC?
An EPC has been a legal requirement since 2008 for any property, whether commercial or domestic, that is to be sold or let. Since April 2012, legislation has been set in place that makes it illegal to also market a property without a valid EPC and the responsibility is now jointly shared with Landlord/Property owner and Estate or Letting Agent to ensure the property has a valid EPC before being put up for market.
While an EPC is a legal requirement there are many reasons why it is essential to have one from reducing you carbon footprint to saving money on your energy bills.
What happens if I don’t get an EPC?
If you don’t get an EPC for the property when required, you will be faced with a fixed fine of £200. Which can be charged for every day you have marketed the property without one. There is a 7 day grace period to rectify the situation and this is easily done by simply booking an EPC. Once booked the property is legal to market and the EPC certificate can be with you in 48 hours of inspection.
How long is the EPC valid for?
A standard Energy Performance Certificate lasts for 10 years from the issue date and can be used whenever required within that time frame.
What does a Domestic Energy Assessor do?
Our Domestic Energy Assessor will carry out a number of checks on your property, taking into account heating, lighting & dimensions throughout the building to identify areas where heat may be lost, through windows, ceilings and walls for example.
The property will be inspected to give an indication of how much it will cost to power and heat your home. The EPC also identifies the amount you could potentially save should you improve the energy efficiency of the household running costs as outlined within the Certificate.
Once completed, the data is recorded on a property datasheet and the EPC is produced. The Certificate is then sent to the agent and/or property owner, logged with Landmark Registry and stored with all copies of Certificates with the government portal.
When can an assessor come out to my property?
We’re available office hours of 9-5pm Monday to Friday, but offer an out of hour’s service to 7pm on Wednesday’s – because we know it’s sometimes difficult for clients to be at home during the day. We can usually agree a mutually convenient time to carry out the assessment within a day or two of your order.
What will happen during the inspection?
The assessor will need to draw floor plans of the property, take dimensions & record data from your heating & lighting systems etc. We will also need access to your loft area (where possible).
Please could you ensure you have any documentation to hand, for any insulation or building work you have had done on the property.
How long will the EPC inspection take?
The EPC assessment usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour to complete, but larger or irregular shaped properties can take longer.
How do I order my EPC?
Once I order online what’s the next step?
Once you have completed your order enquiry, one of our local Energy Assessors will then contact you, normally within 1 working day to discuss your order and to arrange a convenient date and time for the inspection. When your order has been confirmed, you will receive an order confirmation/invoice via email (please check you spam folders) where you will be able to pay for your order securely online with your Debit/Credit Card. This must be paid for in advance of the inspection.
Once our Energy Assessor has visited the property you will have your report completed normally within 48 hours of the property being assessed. We will email or post your completed EPC report depending on your preference. A copy will also be placed on the governments EPC Register.