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What is an EPC and Who Needs to Carry Them Out?

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It doesn’t matter whether you have a commercial property or a residential property, you will need to hold a valid Energy Performance Certificate. This is a legal requirement for all properties, regardless of size and type. An Energy Performance Certificate is there to ensure that all potential buyers and renters know how energy efficient the property is before moving in. By knowing this information, it’s possible to determine how high or low energy bills are likely to be. You cannot carry out checks and apply for an EPC yourself, you will need to enlist the services of a professional energy assessor.

How Long is an EPC valid for?

An EPC measures just how energy efficient a property is on a scale from A – G. Since 2007, an EPC has been a legal requirement for any building to be sold, let or constructed. Luckily, a commercial EPC is valid for 10 years. This means that once you have one, you won’t need to think about renewing it anytime soon. If you need an EPC, you will need to have an accredited energy assessor visit the property and conduct an energy assessment. Once completed, the property will be given a band rating between A and G.

With an EPC, it’s possible to determine a lot of information about a property. For example, properties listed in band A are the most energy efficient and will therefore have the lowest energy bills. An EPC will also tell you just how much the property will impact the environment. The more energy efficient a property is, the less of a negative impact it will have on the environment. This is because there will be fewer CO2 emissions to think about. Most properties are listed in bands D and E, but the EPC will recommend ways to improve energy efficiency.

Do You Have Your Electrical Performance Certificate?

An EPC must be carried out by an accredited energy assessor. They will assess all the rooms in a property and inspect a range of things as they go, such as the heating system. The assessment is completely visual and relatively straightforward. To find out more about getting an EPC for your property, get in touch.

Energy Performance Certificates London

At CEC Energy, we offer a wide range of services. This includes carrying out residential and commercial EPC’s in London. It’s important that your EPC is carried out by a qualified Energy assessor, someone who can offer a professional and reliable service quickly. This is something that the team here at CEC Energy can guarantee. To find out more about getting a Gas Safety Certificate in London, get in touch.

Why Are Gas Safety Certificates Important?

If you are a landlord, you must have a gas safety check carried out each and every year. This is a legal requirement and is there to ensure the safety of your tenants. As a landlord, you are the person responsible for making sure that you have a Gas Safety Certificate. You need to make sure that it’s valid, up to date and that it has been carried out by a professional. All landlords have a duty of care to their tenants and this includes providing a property that is safe to live in. Without a gas safety check, there’s no guarantee that a property is completely gas safe.

What Are Your Gas Safety Check Responsibilities?

When you rent out a property, it is your sole responsibility to make sure that it’s safe and secure for everyone who uses it. This includes having annual gas safety checks carried out and ensuring you always have a valid Gas Safety Certificate. You are legally required to provide tenants with a valid certificate before they move in or within 28 days of them doing so. This is why it’s always a good idea to stay on top of checks and to have an up to date Gas Safety Certificate at all times.

Before a Gas Safety Certificate is issued, checks will be done on all gas appliances and installations within the property. If there are any problems, they will need to be handled and resolved as soon as possible. It’s important that all gas appliances are serviced according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Without a Gas Safety Certificate, you cannot continue to let the property to tenants.

How often do I need to get a Gas Safety Certificate?

A gas check should be carried out every 12 months. As a landlord you will have a duty of care to your tenants’ to make your properties gas safe by obtaining a Gas safety certificate (CP12) every 12 months. It is important to make sure that you are to date with all your property compliance to ensure the safety of your tenants. Give us a call if you are unsre where you stand with your current property compliance.

Gas Safety Certificate London

At CEC Energy, we offer a wide range of services. This includes carrying out gas safety checks and issuing Gas Safety Certificates in London. It’s important that your Gas Safety Certificate is carried out by a qualified gas engineer, someone who can offer a professional and reliable service quickly. This is something that the team here at CEC Energy can guarantee. To find out more about getting a Gas Safety Certificate in London, get in touch.

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