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Wigan UTC There are currently 47 Green Deal measures. Many of these measures are also available through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a funding stream for vulnerable householders and hard to treat homes.Learn More...

Customers

Need an Energy Performance Certificate?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required by law when a property is:

  • Built
  • Sold
  • Rented

It is recommended that an EPC is arranged before you market your property to sell or rent.

Rules In Scotland stipulates that you must display an EPC in a property, usually the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.

An EPC shows:

  • Details about your property’s energy use and typical energy costs
  • Recommendations for reducing energy use and saving money
  • EPCs give energy efficiency ratings from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)
  • Is valid for 10 years.

How you get an EPC

We can introduce you to a local accredited assessor from our network of UK-wide energy assessors IDEA (Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors).

Contact us for more information.

If you want to follow EPC recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of your property, we have a network of approved, certified, quality installers for any measures you wish to have installed. This is to ensure that you get installations of the highest standards . Our installers are all PAS 2030 who have been vetted and have passed our stringent requirements.

If you have a Green Deal Assessment, please contact us to discuss your options.

5 ways how we can help you

  1. Lower energy bills now and in future
    One great reason to improve your energy performance is that the difference it will make on your energy bills. Also, with the costs of energy expected to rise quickly in the future, now is a great time to protect yourself against these rises with new energy improvements.
  2. Higher property resale value
    It’s a fact.  Homes with low running costs are more attractive to buyers. For those who may want to sell their homes in the near future, installing new improvements now will more than reward you when it’s time to put your property on the market.
  3. Rented properties are more attractive to prospective tenants
    One of the greatest challenges landlords face is finding the ‘right’ tenants. Renters are more savvy these days about the costs of living in properties with low energy performance, and are increasingly looking at this factor when shopping for a new rented home.
  4. Better quality of life
    In homes where energy bills are high, often the occupants will change their usage habits to reduce costs. This rationing can often cause a lower quality of living, such as not heating the property during the days, or keeping the property at a low overall temperature.
  5. Better health
    Living in lower temperatures causes health problems. Cold living environments are believed to be one of the leading causes for increase in respiratory and circulatory diseases during the winter. Living in constant cold increases susceptibility to certain diseases, and one’s mental health is likely to suffer as well.

Installers need to be certified for the different measures you wish to have installed. This is to ensure that you get measures installed to high standards under your Green Deal plan. Installers can be certified for many different measures providing that they meet the required standard as set out in PAS 2030. We have a network of certified, trusted installers who have been vetted and who have passed our stringent requirements.

NOTE:  Any contract for the supply of goods/services will be made between the landlord and the provider of the goods/services; not with the Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors or Green Energy Consortia Ltd, or any of its associated companies. We have no liability in relation to any contract entered into by you as we act as in introducer only.

Landlords

All properties to let must have an EPC from an accredited assessor.  EPC ratings must be displayed alongside adverts of properties.  If a tenancy was new tenancy or renewed after 1st October 2015, a Section 21 Notice cannot be served without giving the tenant an EPC beforehand.

Remember, this is law and there are fixed penalties for failing to provide an EPC or make one available when necessary. The fixed penalty is £200 per dwelling with a six-month time limit for any enforcement action to be taken. New regulations state that EPC ratings have to be a minimum of E by 2018 for all rented properties.  Any failing this will cannot be rented out.

EPCs are not just a legal requirement.  They can actually help to identify the likely cost of energy bills in a property and suggest improvements to reduce the bills.

There are many benefits of improving energy efficiency:

  • Comfortable homes which are warmer & cheaper to heat
  • Potential for higher rents
  • Property is more desirable and easier to let
  • Lower turnover, fewer voids mean happy tenants
  • Increase the market value of property
  • Fewer rent arrears as tenants will have more income
  • Higher ratings on the EPC help to meet the 2018 deadline of minimum E
  • Good investment opportunity

Our sister company IDEA (Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors) has a UK-wide network of energy assessors, both domestic and non-domestic, and we can refer you to an certified assessor who is local to you.

Contact us today for more information.

NOTE:  Any contract for the supply of goods/services will be made between the landlord and the provider of the goods/services; not with the Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors or Green Energy Consortia Ltd, or any of its associated companies. We have no liability in relation to any contract entered into by you as we act as in introducer only.

If you want to follow EPC recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of your property, we have a network of approved, certified, quality installers for any measures you wish to have installed. This is to ensure that you get installations of the highest standards . Our installers are all PAS 2030 who have been vetted and have passed our stringent requirements.

If you have a Green Deal Assessment, please contact us to discuss your options.