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EPC'S ARE A LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR ALL
RENTAL PROPERTIES AND WHEN SELLING
YOUR PROPERTY. COWDEL CLARKE
WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO ARRANGE FOR
AN EPC TO BE UNDERTAKEN ON YOUR BEHALF.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPC'S)


Legislation

From the 1st October 2009, it is a legal requirement for all rental properties with a new tenancy
to have an EPC. From 20th May 2010, Home Information Packs (HIPs) were suspended on properties For
Sale. However, they still require an EPC to be displayed as part of the marketing.

What do EPC's Contain?

Energy Use and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

EPC's carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures that your property could achieve. These potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving measures were to be put in place.

The rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of your property using a grade from "A" to "G". An "A" rating is the most efficient whilst "G" is the least efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is "D". All homes are measured using the same calculations so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties. Around 27% of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions come from domestic homes. Carbon dioxide contributes to climate change.

The Recommendation Report

EPC's also provide a detailed recommendation report showing what you could do to help to reduce the amount of energy you use and the level of carbon dioxide emissions. The report lists:

You don't have to act on the recommendations in the report. However, if you decide to do so, it could make your property more attractive for sale or rent by making it more energy efficient.

To order your EPC

Call 01925 600200 or email: sales@cowdelclarke.com



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