Energy Performance Certificate
On 4th January 2009, it became a legal requirement for non-domestic properties throughout England to have an Energy Performance Certificate prior to being sold or leased.
When letting your property, You must then give a copy of the EPC to your new tenant(s) when they move in. Non compliance can result in a fine of £200.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) were introduced to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The certificate provides ‘A’ to ‘G’ ratings for the building, with ‘A’ being the most energy efficient and ‘G’ being the least. It offers a rating for your home and also states if there is a need to carry out any energy saving improvement.
PLA have a team of trained and qualified inspectors to carry out these inspections on the following criteria:
- Heat loss
- Walls and lofts’ insulation level
- Method of heating and controls used
- Volumetric calculation of all floors
- Age of your building
- Fixed light efficiency
- Adjacent building’s thermal property