Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an energy assessment of a property. It identifies any strengths or weaknesses relating to Energy Efficiency and also outlines areas of the property that may be improved to increase its energy efficiency.

How long will it take to compile?

The assessment usually takes about 40mins on site at the property and then a further period of time on a computer to enter the relevant information obtained from the property by the assessor on his or her visit. The Energy Certificate produced is then delivered “electronically” to both you, and your nominated estate agent or Solicitor (if applicable) and entered onto the Government Landmark Register. We can arrange for you to receive a “paper copy” of the report if required for a “small extra charge”

When can the property be marketed with my estate agent?

The property can be legally marketed by your Estate Agent once you have commissioned an EPC. There is then a further period of 28 days to ensure the certificate is lodged with The Government Landmark Register and the Estate Agent. This then allows the property to be fully marketed legally. We will inform the estate agent on the same day as our visit to the site to confirm this to them and allow them to market the property the same day.

How does the client get a copy of the EPC?

Once the report has been completed and Lodged with HM Government via the Landmark Register the client will receive the EPC electronically (usually the same day). All EPC’s in the UK are recorded and lodged with HM Government on their accredited web site at:

 www.epcregister.com

Each EPC has a certificate number located in the top right hand corner of the certificate and when this number is inserted on the site or the Post Code and the instructions followed you can then recover any certificate “Free of Charge”

How long is the Certificate valid for?

EPC’s are presently valid for a period of 10 years from the date of completion in line with EEC Regulations but HM Government have indicated that this present legislation requires the EPC to be renewed after 10 yrs when a mark will be made on the certifcate on the register to indicate Not Valid

What is a Landlords Inventory Report?

This is a fully documented electronic report of the contents of a property prior to occupation by a Tenant. The report is a Digital record of all items in a property on the commencement of the tenancy agreement and is a binding legal document.

How much do they cost?

The cost of a Domestic / Household EPC is £60 no extras

What Areas do you cover?

We cover all areas in the Northwest of England including the following areas:  Aughton L39 Maghull L31 Ormskirk L39 Southport PR8 PR9 PR25 PR26 Skelmersdale WN8 St Helens WA Wigan WN Formby L37 Hightown L36 Litherland L21 Bootle L20 Crosby L23 L22 Kirby L32 L33

Liverpool  L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 L9 L10 L11 L12 L13 L14 L15 L16 L17 L18 L19 L22 L23 L24 L25 L26 L27 L28 L29 L30 L31 L32 L33 L34 L35 L38 L40

The Wirral Peninsular Birkenhead,Ellesmere Port, West Kirkby etc…and many more of the surrounding areas.