How Long Does An EPC Last?

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Denise C.
Alan was very efficient, friendly and professional. Due to a traffic hold up he was a 15 minutes late. This happens but a telephone call to let me know would have been appreciated.
Nicola P.
Peter was very accommodating with his schedule as I dug up some documents related to renovations done at the property, which was much appreciated. He was very professional and clearly explained all the processes.
Lindsay J.
Carried our work in a professional and capable manner. True to his word the report was downloaded on the same day of inspection. Definitely 5 stars.
Gordon D.
Stephen was excellent. Quoted promptly turned up on time did what he was supposed to do, and provided the report fast could not ask for any more. Thank you, Stephen.
Naresh S.
Ricky was very professional, punctual and polite. He provided an excellent service when giving me a commercial EPC. I would highly recommend him based on my experience.
Gaurav G.
Amrit Kooner EPC accessor was very professional, friendly and extremely efficient.I would definitely recommend him. As promised he uploaded EPC next working day.
David M.
Had a Energy Certificate (EPC) done with George. A very professional service and friendly. He knows the house structure just by looking at it. Highly recommended.
John P.
Simple & easy from start to finish. George was on time, explained his process and followed it. All done within 45 mins and we had the certificate in hand within a few hours. Fantastic job. Thanks George.
Jill A.
Jack arrived on time, and was friendly, he took time to explain what he was checking. he is very professional and clean and tidy. He even sent me the EPC certificate that same day. would definitely recommend his service.
Megan S.
Very happy with the service provided. Kayne was friendly, professional and communicated with us well. We received the certificate within hours of his visit. Would thoroughly recommend.
Rozmari S.
They are totally efficient and accurate, well trained for the job. They treat your property with respect. And you get your ECP the same day. I also liked highly competitive pricing.
Zoe E.
Efficient and effective. Was slightly early on the day, and just got on with it! Had the certificate cleared with my mortgage company within 24 hrs. Couldn't ask for more.
Lydia J.
Communication was great, had to rearrange, which was absolutely fine for us, came on time and certificate was produced within 3 working days. Great service.
Kerry R.
Sean was timely, efficient, helpful with explanations and considerate while getting on with his job. Would happily recommend. Invoice as expected. Altogether a good experience. Thank you.
Liz A.
Nothing to dislike, Aso is a Thoughtful consider professional who wears foot covering when entering my tenants home. Excellent communication. He is curtious and considerate when he does his work and I wil lcontinue to use his professional service for all my EPC's
Phil F.
Very professional. Communicated well from start to finish. He asked me a few questions then got on with his work. Informed me on his completion and left the property spotless.
Dave H.
Really nice helpful guy with great understanding of area. Have a lot of constructive feedback on current compliance with regs and good advice on how to improve efficiently.
Roona E.
The contractor was very polite and courteous. He called to let me know when he was stuck in the traffic and would be slightly late. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. He answered my questions and made interesting recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of my property.
Dan B.
Kyle was very helpful and very honest. He actually called me ahead of time to say that he'd checked and my epc was valid until 2029 and didn't need updating so It was pointless me spending the money. How many people would do that? Very kind of you Kyle and very honest so thank you very much. I would not hesitate to recommend!
Marion H.
Contractor arrived on time, was pleasant and courteous. Report was read to view within a few hours following completion. Definitely recommend as good value for money
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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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