Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's) in Minehead, Williton and West Somerset provided by Chanin and Thomas.
What you need to know about EPC's:
If you are selling, renting, constructing or refurbishing most buildings, you are required by law to have available to your prospective buyer or tenant an EPC - an Energy Performance Certificate. The certificate must be provided on request and without charge.
What does an EPC show? :
Similar to the type of colourful A to G rating you may have seen when buying white goods such as Fridges and Freezers, this certificate shows a buildings energy efficiency in a sliding scale from A (very efficient) to G (least efficient). It also makes recommendations for improving the efficiency of the building and advises on the likely costs of carry these works out.
Why do I need an EPC?:
The EPC is part of a series of measures being introduced across Europe to reflect legislations which will help cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change.
How long do they last? :
An EPC and the recommendation reports are valid for ten years from date of issue - they are placed in a national register and will be kept there for twenty years.
Where can you get one? :
An EPC and the recommendation reports are valid for ten years from date of issue - they are placed on a national register and will be kept there for twenty years.
Are there any exemptions?
There are some exemptions which we have listed below
- places of worship
- temporary buildings that will be used for less than 2 years
- stand-alone buildings with total useful floor space of less than 50 square meters
- industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings that don’t use a lot of energy
- some buildings that are due to be demolished
- holiday accommodation that’s rented out for less than 4 months a year or is let under a licence to occupy
- listed buildings - you should get advice from your local authority conservation officer if the work would alter the building’s character
- residential buildings intended to be used less than 4 months a year