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If you are aware of the many issues but perhaps not sure what issues impact on you, you may ask do I need an EPC to sell a home? It may be that you haven’t even thought of an EPC and whether you need one when selling a home or not, but we are here to take you through the process.

What is an EPC?

It may be that you are unaware of what an EPC is but don’t worry if you are. An EPC, or an Energy Performance Certificate, contains information on how energy efficient your home is, and the environmental impact of the home.

An Energy Performance Certificate, or an EPC as it is more commonly referred to, is a document and the information contained in the document states how energy efficient a property is. An EPC also details the environmental impact of the property.

Do I need an EPC to sell my home?

Yes.

An EPC is a legal requirement in selling your home and if you attempt to sell your home without having an EPC in place, you may be fined. A lot of vendors will say that the cost of selling a home is expensive enough as it is without adding to the cost, so there is a lot to be said for avoiding any fines.

If I’m selling my home, what type of EPC do I need?

There is a difference between the EPC required for a domestic property and a commercial property, however, you only need to worry about the domestic option. However, there is an EPC or new-build properties and an EPC for older properties, so make sure that you opt for the right one.

What are the energy ratings of the EPC?

You will find that the EPC runs from A through to G with A being the highest level. In the UK, it is believed that the average ranking in the EPC is D.

It is often sensible to obtain an EPC because the certificate will provide you with tips on how to make your home more energy efficient. If you follow these tips as a guideline for improving your home, you will find that you can make the property more energy efficient while also improving the property’s EPC ranking.

How much does an EPC cost?

As there are different prices for an EPC, it pays to shop around. Prices have been seen as low as £59+VAT while some providers have charged £129+VAT. It is vital that you compare the assorted options available for you and make sure that you choose the EPC that best suits your needs and requirements.

 

How long does an EPC last?

The EPC lasts for 10 years and once the EPC has been commissioned, you can put your property on to the market to start the sales process.

When it comes to making informed decisions about the sales process and making sure that you have everything you need, it makes sense to call on Austin Property Service for support.

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