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Asim C.
The contracter called before time to confirm the appointment and arrival time. Communication and punctuality was good. The survey was done quickly and with professionalism. I am very happy with the service I recieved.
Michael T.
George was very punctual, pleasant and efficient, he explained the processand what he would be looking at and ultimately how I would be able to access my certificate online, which worked out perfectly, overall a very good experience from start to finish!
Sushant S.
Ian is nice friendly gentleman. Highly approachable. Accommodated request for a suitable time, turned up on time . Explained the fine details about property ans EPC . Kept well informed . Highly recommended
Stacey H.
Arrived on time, offered to take his shoes off before coming in. He explained what he needed to do and how long it would take and his report was back to us later that that day and on Gov website minutes after. Thoroughly professional chap.
Samantha B.
Jim came round to our flat and was very pleasant. He also gave us some good tips on how to make our house even more efficient. Would definitely recommend this company and Jim to other people.
Andrew L.
Mohammed arrived on time and completed the survey as expected. Mohammed was professional and polite. The results were uploaded the next day for review and published instantly after that review. Great service.
Riaz M.
The Assessment was done by Brandon. He called me 30mins before the appointment to let me know he was on the way. I found him to be very professional, polite and curtious. He answered any queries i had. Report was produced and emaied to me on the same day. Excellent service would definitely recommend and use their service again if I require any more EPC reports.
Pastor J.
Everything was smooth, fast and to the point. Pharth arrived early morning, went around the house, took measurements and pictures and left (in about 15 minutes). In the afternoon we received the certificate. Thank you
Joshy K.
Mr Patel was fantastic. Good communication. Arrived on time. Provided me with EPC certificate on the same day. Very efficient and reliable. Would recommend to anyone... Great service... thank you.
Robert B.
Jim was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful answering and following up on our EPC queries. The documentation was supplied quickly and his communication was great. We would happily deal with Jim again.
Mike C.
Alex was great. He was on time, very friendly and efficient. Alex asked questions as he went along and checked the details before submitting the rating. Great job.
Osanebi I.
Alan was very professional and friendly throughout our engagement. He ensured I was aware of the process and needed the assessment. I am a satisfied customer and will recommend Alan.
Daniel E.
George was friendly and professional. He called ahead of time to let me know he was on his way and did a great job with my EPC and floorplan. Would definitely recommend him.
Jane P.
I had a fantastic experience with Nirac for my EPC and floor plan service. His scheduling was convenient, communication was clear and prompt, and the quality of their work was top-notch. Highly recommend Nirac for his professional and detailed service.
Daniel K.
Nirav was great and very accomodating. He was even able to get us our epc on the same day as we needed it to get our property on the market. Thank you Nirav
Suzanne W.
The booking system wasn't great as it required a return to email to check updates and the date showed as 1st June instead of 31st of May - both Alex and I had scheduled 31st May. Luckily I was still at the property when he came. This is a fault with the system, not with him.
Geoffrey K.
Steve was very professional and got the assessment finished very promptly. He was customer focussed, and was polite and courteous. His attitude towards the occupants of the house was very considerate. Highly recommended.
Gary E.
Ian is an excellent assessor. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional throughout. Turned my certificate around in 2 days. I am very satisfied with the service I received and would not hesitate to highly recommend both MyConstructor and Ian to everyone. From start to finish the whole process ran seamlessly.
Joyce L.
It was very easy to make the appointment. Joel Higgins was very nice and friendly. He said he would email the EPC to us and by the time we arrived home it was there. We can't fault the service. Please thank Joel and pass on our comments to him. Also, the price for the EPC was very reasonable.
Joe G.
Andrew was a great guy from start to finish. He rang me well in advance of his arrival, which gave us time to sort other things out that we needed to do. He was friendly and polite at all times, and then just got to work as required. He sent links that same evening to the EPC on the website. All in all, we could not have anyone better for our requirements.
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How Long Is An EPC Valid for?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal and important document in the UK property buying and home-letting business. But, are you wondering how long an EPC last? Having a valid EPC before putting your property on the market would be best. However, you might be wondering how long it takes to get an EPC and, once acquired, will the EPC last for the property’s lifetime or be renewed in the future. These are some of the questions that we will answer.

How Long Does It Take To Get An EPC Certificate

An EPC will give your property an energy rating from A to G (A-very efficient to G-inefficient). To get an EPC, you will require a professional assessor who is a member of a government-approved accreditation scheme to visit your property for assessment. How long this assessment will take depends on several factors, such as the complexity of the property and the class of EPC you require.

There are two types of EPCs: a compliance certificate and an operational certificate. A compliance certificate is required if the property’s energy use does not meet the minimum requirements set by the government. An operational certificate is only needed if the property’s energy use exceeds the government’s minimum requirements.

An EPC assessment typically takes around one to two weeks to complete.

After assessing your building and getting paid for the job, the assessor will give you your property’s EPC certificate.

How Long Does An EPC Certificate Last?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) typically has a validity of ten years. This means that once you've got your property assessed and the EPC issued, you won't need a new one every time you have a new tenant or decide to sell, as long as the certificate is less than ten years old. If you've got multiple EPCs for a property, always go by the most recent one.

But here's a tip: if you've made energy-efficient upgrades to your property within those ten years, getting a new EPC might be a good idea. Why? Because it could show a better energy rating, making your property more attractive to potential buyers or renters.

Here are some key points to keep in mind when keeping your EPC valid:

  • Even though it's valid for ten years, consider reviewing it every three years or if you make significant changes to your property.
  • Regular inspections should be carried out by an accredited professional, such as an engineer or architect, so they can help ensure your property maintains a good rating.
  • If you've made substantial energy improvements, think about getting a fresh EPC before the ten-year mark.

When Should You Renew Your EPC?

While an EPC is valid for a decade, there are times you might want to renew it earlier. If you've undertaken major renovations or energy-saving upgrades, a new EPC can reflect those improvements, potentially boosting your property's rating. Remember, a higher rating can make your property more appealing to prospective buyers or tenants. Additionally, if there's a change in regulations or if your previous EPC had inaccuracies, it's wise to get a new assessment. In essence, while the ten-year mark is the standard renewal time, any significant change to your property's energy efficiency or structure should prompt a fresh look at its EPC.

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An EPC is a valuable tool that tells you the property’s present energy efficiency and environmental impact. The EPC also gives you recommendations on how to improve your property’s energy efficiency. The certificate will typically last for ten years, but it is important to make sure that the information on the certificate remains up-to-date. If there are any changes to the building or its heating and cooling systems, it is important to update the EPC so that it reflects these changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you could face penalties if you don't have a valid EPC when required (e.g. when selling or renting out a property).
Always refer to the most recent EPC, as that will be the valid one.
Yes, if you've made significant energy-saving improvements, it's a good idea to get a new EPC as it could reflect a better energy rating for your property.
EPC assessments should be carried out by accredited domestic energy assessors.
Absolutely! Especially if you've made changes to your property that could improve its energy rating, it's a good idea to renew your EPC before the ten-year mark.These FAQs can provide quick answers to common questions and enhance the user experience on your page.
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