EPCs in North Wales?

Homes currently account for 27 percent of the UK's carbon emissions, contributing to global climate change. The way in which we light, heat and use our homes all contribute to this. Even small improvements to the energy performance and the way we use our homes could have a significant effect on our fuel bills and carbon emissions.

Why Do We need Energy Performance Certificates - EPC?

If you are buying or selling a home it is now law to have an Energy Performance Certificate, and it will generally form part of your Home Information Pack (HIP). They are also required on construction of new homes and are needed for rented homes the first time the property is let after 1 October 2008

When is the EPC required?

The EPC must be made available for any home, free of charge, to a prospective buyer at the earliest opportunity and in any event where any of the following events happens:

  1. 1.When the building is viewed
  2. If written information about the building is provided to a prospective purchaser
  3. Before contracts are exchanged

The EPC must be made available for any home, free of charge, to a prospective tenant at the earliest opportunity and in any event where any of the following events happens:

  1. .When the home is viewed
  2. If written information about the home is provided to a prospective tenant
  3. Before the tenant signs a contract to rent the home.

How long is an EPC valid for?

An EPC is valid for up to 10 years*, unless a newer EPC is produced for the property, in which case only the latter is valid. (* EPCs are required to be no older than three years when included in a Home Information Pack.)
Exemptions for Domestic EPC requirements

** We cover North Wales, Conwy, Gwynedd & Anglesey for Energy Performance Certificates EPCs