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We produce EPCs within the NW London region
Based in Elstree Hertfordshire - Your Location EPC offers home owners, landlords and estate agents, government approved Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), property marketing floorplans, photography and more. We guarantee to complete all instructions within 48 hours. We offer a speedy and cost effective way of obtaining your EPC. Your Location EPC are fully accredited, Insured, polite and professional.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
In 2007 EPC's - Energy Performance Certificates were introduced into the property marketing process. Energy Performance Certificates are now a mandatory requirement for anyone marketing a property for sale or rent in the UK. The EPC report indicates a properties Energy Efficiency Rating and outlines practical cost effective solutions and recommendations on how to improve the rating.
How much does an EPC survey cost?
The cost/price of obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for an existing domestic property is calculated based on the size and location of a property, our prices start from £45 inclusive of any VAT for properties up to 4 Bedrooms.
For a list of our prices please see our prices page or click here.
Overview of the process and data collected for an EPC survey
A DEA (Domestic Energy Assessor) will visit your location to collect information about your property. Specific details about the property are then recorded on an iPad/Tablet device and the data recorded is entered into the software in order to produce an EPC. Site notes also act as a record of the survey and the data collected by the DEA, both for audit purposes and in case of complaint/question about the EPC in the future.
What data is collected during a site survey ?
Details about your property such as wall / floor / roof construction, heating system and controls, insulation thickness, lighting etc are recorded on a room by room basis.
A plan showing the outline of all storeys in the property with party walls, dimensions, location of any extensions, conservatory and alternative wall. A room layout with location of heating controls and low energy lighting. The floor plan is used as the basis for heat loss calculations.
Photographs are taken during the survey to provide vital supporting evidence for the data collected on site.
What happens once the survey is completed ?
Once all data has been correctly entered in to the software and reviewed thoroughly, the EPC rating can be calculated and a draft EPC can be viewed. Once the report has been reviewed and the results and recommendations given by the software are confirmed the assessor can then confirm acceptance for the EPC to be lodged. Once the report has been lodged a copy of the report will be emailed to you. The report can also be accessed at any time from the governments landmark website and will be valid for 10 years, providing no major alterations are made to the property which could affect the buildings energy rating.
The recommendation report
EPCs come with a detailed recommendation report outlining potential areas that would help reduce the amount of energy you use, thus lessoning your carbon dioxide emissions.
The EPC report contains:
suggested improvements, like double glazing and fitting loft insulation
potential cost savings per annum, when the improvements are carried out
the impact the changes would have on energy and carbon emission ratings
As the report suggests, these are recommendations and not enforceable. However, making the recommended changes could make your property more attractive to a potential buyer or tenant by making it more energy efficient, hence lowering running costs.
The energy performance certificate also contains:
detailed estimates of potential energy use, carbon dioxide emissions and energy costs
details of the energy assessor who carried out the EPC assessment
a complaint procedure
For more information regarding EPCs please see links below;
Please note: The data collected above to produce an EPC is used for auditing purposes only and to substantiate selections the assessor has input into the government approved (RdSAP) software. This is not issued to the client - All data collected is protected by the data protection act and is submitted to Landmark.
How energy efficient is your home?
Selling your home is never easy, that's why we have made the process of obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) as streamline as possible. EPCs are valid for 10 years, so even if you're just thinking of selling or renting your property in the future you could apply for an EPC to see what your homes Energy Efficiency Rating is, and gain advice on how you could reduce your household bills today. Click HERE for more Energy Saving Tips.
Stay Informed of latest legislation coming into affect in 2018 . . .
From 1st April 2018 private rented properties must be brought up to minimum energy efficiency level ( Band E ). This provision will make it unlawful to rent out a property that does not meet the minimum level of energy efficiency. This applies to New tenancies only. For more info on the coming legislation changes click HERE
Attention to detail, fast service and exclusive rates
Having worked with a number of local Agents we understand just how important getting the required particulars as quickly as possible is to getting a property on the market. Your Location EPC not only offers a quick and efficient service but we can help you maintain and enhance your position in an increasingly competitive industry. Click HERE to become a member and find out more about the exclusive services we offer.
ARE YOU MISSING OUT? MAXIMISE THE CHANCES OF FINDING A BUYER WITH A FLOORPLAN
Buyers are less likely to enquire about a property without a floorplan
Are you currently selling your property or thinking about putting it on the market? Have you got a floorplan included within your property details? If the answer is no, then you could be missing out on enquiries, viewings and ultimately that elusive buyer!
New Rightmove research suggests that floorplans are one of the most important aspects of property presentation to buyers.
(Link to original Rightmove article below)
Our HD floor plans set us apart from our competition. We can even carry out the EPC and floorplan in one visit saving you
time and money.