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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) which came into force on the 1st October 2008 give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC and is valid for 10 years.

EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and estimated costs of energy use with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and energy costs could be if energy saving measures were put in place.

The rating measures the energy efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘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.

To see an example of an Energy Performance Certificate, use the link below.

(Link of EPC template)

Adams & Styles are able to arrange for an EPC to be carried out on your behalf in order to avoid any delays letting your property.

The Green Deal
The Green Deal launches in October 2012. It may be able to help you make the property you live in warmer, more energy efficient and cheaper to run, without having to pay for the work upfront.

You choose which eligible energy saving improvements you want to make to your home. You then pay for the improvements over time through your electricity bill, at a level no greater than the estimated savings to energy bills.

If you move home, the Green Deal charge stays with the property and the repayments pass to the new bill payer.

You can apply whether you’re a tenant or an owner and you might be eligible for extra help if your household gets income-related benefits.