Energy performance certificate

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced to England and Wales in August 2007.

The energy survey is carried out by an inspector (usually a surveyor) who visits the property and examines key items such as loft insulation, domestic boiler, hot-water tank, radiators, windows for double-glazing, etc. Using a software programme, they calculate the property's energy efficiency. This is displayed on a scale of A to G, 'A' being the most efficient and 'G' being the least. The average home in the UK is in band 'D'.

The EPC also recommends ways to improve the property's energy efficiency in order to save money. It is important to note that a seller does not have to act upon these recommendations when selling a property.

In-Deed's solicitors will provide you with the information regarding the EPC for the home you are planning to buy. Want to get your conveyancing under way today? Call our advisers now on 0800 038 6886. Our lines are open 7 days a week.

To find out more youcan read our guide about Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

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