Landlord Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) detail the energy efficiency of your residential property. The EPC performance scores are represented by the letters A to G. A is the most efficient and G is the worst score available.
A landlord EPC certificate is required whenever a property is sold, built or is available for tenants to rent. The certificates are valid for 10 years before you need to renew it.
A domestic energy performance certificate (EPC) must be shown to prospective buyers or tenants before selling or renting out the property. Failure to do so often result in a fine between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of your residential property.
What’s Involved In An EPC Audit?
An Energy Performance audit contains information about the typical energy use and costs for homes in and around Hampshire. The landlord energy performance report lists recommendations on how you can save money by making your premises more energy efficient.
During an Energy Performance Certificate Audit a member of our team will review the following items:
- Check all connected appliances
- Perform a gas pressure check
- Check for gas line for misuse
- Check there is adequate ventilation throughout
- Test the boilers flue output and ensure its within safe parameters
- Ensure there are working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout
Landlord EPC performance certificates allow interested buyers or tenants to compare your property’s energy efficiency ratings against other houses or flats in the area.
Our heating engineers are able to carry out energy efficiency audits and issue the certificates for residential properties throughout Hampshire.
Typically an audit involves checking areas like radiators, loft insulation, boiler efficiency and window insulation and glazing.