Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

TCS Property Services will carry out an EPC survey and issue an EPC certificate for you domestic dwelling either for sales or letting purposes.
Survey normally takes 30 to 60 minutes. Extensive measurements and supporting photos are taken. All rooms need to be seen as well as access to the rear where possible.
Accessible lofts will be opened to examine any insulation. Heating systems and controls need to be seen. Any documentation relating to recent installation of heating and insulation
including new windows and solar installations should be shown to the assessor.

What is an EPC
An EPC is intended to provide prospective buyers and tenants of a building with correct
information about the energy performance of the building and practical advice on
improving such performance.
An EPC provides an energy efficiency rating (related to running costs) for a building based
on the performance potential of the building itself (the fabric) and its services (such as
heating, insulation ventilation and fuels used). Not all buildings are used in the same way,
so the energy rating uses ‘standard occupancy’ assumptions which may be different from
the way the building is used.
An EPC includes recommendations on how the energy performance of the building can be
improved (to reduce running costs) together with an indication of the payback period.
There is no statutory requirement to carry out any of the recommended energy efficiency
measures stated.