It is a legal requirement to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on your home when selling. An EPC is valid for 10 years, unless changes have been made to the property. If there is no current EPC, it is compulsory to have one ordered before the property goes onto the market. EPCs are used to rate the energy efficiency of a property by looking at the energy used and carbon dioxide emissions.
The EPC graph will also indicate where it is possible to improve the energy rating and make recommendations. For example, fitting loft insulation could improve energy efficiency, save money and potentially improve your property’s EPC rating.
It is not mandatory to make changes based on these recommendations. However, the average property is rated ‘D’ with the potential to rise to ‘A’, by improving the energy efficiency of your home, you could attract more prospective buyers. A better EPC rating means cheaper bills, which is an attractive selling point with any potential buyer!
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