Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

It’s a legal requirement to have an EPC for your home before you sell it – and you need to have at least ordered one before putting your property on the market.
This can be done by you directly or Kennedys are happy to arrange this for you with an EPC provider.
As a way to keep our fixed costs down for all, we do not include the cost of the EPC within our fees. If your house is less than 10 years old you may already have a valid EPC that could be used and we can advise further in this regard.

What is an EPC?
An EPC is a certificate showing how energy-efficient your property is. Your property will be given a grade of between A and G, with A being the highest – ie most energy-efficient – rating. If you have a brand-new home, it’s likely to have a high rating, while older homes tend to have lower ratings of around D or E.

The theory is that the better the rating your property gets, the more attractive it should be to a tenant or buyer, as it indicates lower energy bills.
Always ask to see the EPC of a property you’re buying, as lenders will factor the running costs of the house into their affordability checks.

EPC register
If the property has been let or sold since 1 October 2008 in England and Wales,  it should already have an EPC. This means that you won’t need to get a new one, as they are valid for 10 years. You can look for your EPC (and EPCs for any other properties that haven’t opted out) on the government’s EPC retrieval site.

Click the following link to visit EPC retrieval site

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Contact us for more information.

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