We have a simple charging structure for EPC Certificate ‘s (EPC) in Halifax. It is based on the number of bedrooms in your home and then in which Halifax (HX) postcode you live.
Because we are local we can offer a fast, efficient service and because we have been offering EPC’s since they were first introduced in 2007, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are in professional hands. Our Domestic Energy Assessors are fully qualified, fully insured and have up to date DBS checks.
Use us for your EPC requirements and we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
How Much Do We Charge for an EPC Certificate?
We have a simple charging structure for EPC ‘s, It’s, based on the number of bedrooms and distance from our office in Brighouse. The pricing also includes advice that you may require from us, in terms of benefits to making improvements.
|Postcode||1-2 Beds||3-4 Beds||5-6 Beds|
|HX1 – HX2||£65.00||£75.00||£85.00|
|HX4 – HX5||£65.00||£75.00||£85.00|
|HX6 – HX7||£65.00||£75.00||£85.00|
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What Areas Do We Cover?
We offer Energy Performance Certificates ( EPC ) in all the Halifax (HX) postcode areas and we aim to have your EPC available to you within 2 working days of your request.
Why Do You Need an EPC Certificate?
An EPC is required in the UK whenever a property is marketed for sale or rent or is newly built. The EPC is valid for 10 years or until a newer EPC is produced for the same property.
It is recommended that a property’s EPC should be made available to potential buyers as soon as it is marketed for sale or rent. EPC’s have been around since 2006. Initially nobody took much notice and they were just a requirement to sell or rent your property.
As the cost of Gas and Electricity have increased, buyers and renters are starting to take more notice about what the running costs are and how easily this can be improved.
What Does an EPC Tell You?
Below, we have broken the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) down into it’s various sections and given a brief explanation of the information that each section aims to provide.
Energy Efficiency Rating
The Energy Efficiency chart indicates the final ‘score’ – the energy efficiency rating for the property and allows you to compare against an average property.
The higher the figure in the ‘current’ column the more energy efficient the property. The figure in the ‘potential’ column is based on the recommendations
which appear later in the report.
Summary of Property Features
This section shows the energy performance of the properties elements and give an idea as to how effectively that element is functioning. How these elements function currently, will tend to determine the recommendation later on in the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
Impact on the Environment
This section is designed to provide
information about the environmental
impact of the property. It shows how much Carbon Dioxide an average property produces each year and then compares this to your property, along with how this could be reduced if recommendations were implemented.
This section seeks to point out the most effective measures which can be taken to improve the efficiency of the property. Recommendations can include such things as
Increase Loft Insulation
Add Floor Insulation
Add Cavity Wall Information
Improve the heating system & Controls
Install Solar Water Heating
Install Photo Voltaic System.
Estimated Energy Use
This section aims to show how much an ‘average household’ could expect to spend and potential savings
The estimated costs are based on fuel prices that change every six months.
So that EPC’s can be accurately compared from property to property. The figures are always based on the same assumption – that the property will be
heated for 9 hours per day for 5 days per week and 16 hours per day for 2 days per week, heating the living room to 21 degrees C and 18 degrees C for the remainder of the dwelling, for a period of 8 months per year. These figures do not take into account how the family living in the property uses the heating and lighting appliances which are present. They are based on Standard Assessment figures.
If you are selling or renting out your home, then you must now have an Energy Performance Certificate. So what is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and what does it tell you?
Efficiency Rating – An Energy Performance Certificate gives an indication of how much it costs to run the property in terms of providing heat and hot water, by way of an easy to understand efficiency rating.
Environmental Impact – It also provides an idea about how much carbon (in tonnes) the property uses, compared to the average and also how much less could be used if recommendations were made.
Recommendations – The report will show you a number of recommendations from low cost to high cost measures and how this will improve the properties efficiency. It includes approximate costs and also potential yearly savings.
Can I Get My Own EPC?
Or do I have to use my Estate Agent?
No, you can use any suitably qualified Domestic Energy Assessor to produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for you. Typically, an Estate Agent will charge between £90 & £120 for the EPC. Using an Independent Assessor will normally be much cheaper.
Fee Free Independent Mortgage Advice
Did you know that we also offer fee free independent mortgage advice and have been doing for over 20 years? Why not visit KIS financial solutions and see how we may be able to help whether you are a first time buyer, home mover, or looking for a remortgage.
We can also offer Insurance and Home Buyer’s protection through Protectyourthings