Residential EPC London
Residential EPC from as little as £100 (inc VAT).
At Building Response Ltd we are qualified and accredited Residential Energy Assessors who offer Businesses Owners, Landlords, Estate and letting agents, and Councils, Residential EPC assessments with a national coverage. We are always cheaper than residential Estate Agents because we have lower overheads and therefore can offer fair deals with a swift turnaround.
Your residential EPC assessment would be carried out by our certified Non-Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEA), who are qualified to the level in which the property falls. As well as being qualified, each assessor must be accredited by one of the government-approved bodies, where they are regularly audited to ensure they are in compliance with the high standards.
Residential Energy Performance Certificate
- We are fully accredited.
- We have experienced staff/ assessors.
- 48 hour report delivery.
- Low cost.
- Discounts for multiple Residential energy performance certificates.
Do You Need a Residential EPC?
Every residential property requires an Energy Performance Certificate when it is being bought, sold, or rented. Ratings are often utilised to make energy comparisons between properties and facilitate in the selection process.
A residential EPC comes with a recommendation report that outlines how the energy performance of the building could be improved. A property can be legal to sell or put on the market for rental as soon as an EPC is booked so there is no need to worry about having to wait for the assessment to be undertaken or the certificate to be put in your hands. The EPC must however be present or shown when:
- The property is viewed.
- Information is requested.
- Contracts are being exchanged.
Any residential property owner that fails to produce a valid residential EPC is liable to be fined by Trading Standards anywhere between £200 to £5000 per property, depending on the rateable value of the building in question. The following types of properties are exempt from requiring a residential EPC:-
- Places of Worship.
- Temporary structures with a planned use less than 2 years.
- Stand alone properties with under 50m2 useable floor space.
- Properties due for demolition with a demolition order in place.
- Low energy demand properties e.g. agricultural barns.
What Data Produces the Residential EPC?
The EPC is calculated by analysing a number of the property’s attributes:
- Property Size, Age, Type and Construction Materials used.
- Wall and Loft Insulation.
- Central Heating and Hot Water systems.
Following the residential EPC assessment, the certificate can then be processed and the information collated using the Simplified Building Energy Model interface (iSBEM). This is a government approved, standardised software program used throughout the industry.
The package uses a notional building with average running costs as a comparison or control to help calculate the data. The report is then sent to the central Landmark register for either England & Wales, Scotland or Ireland’ on completion and allocated a unique 24 digit Report Reference Number (RRN). A residential EPC and Recommendation Report are then drawn up for each residential property in question and issued to our client only.