RESIDENTIAL ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPC's)
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) tells you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A to G (It is similar to the stickers you will have seen on new refrigerators – see illustration above.
Homes already on the market already have an EPC(which was part of the now discontinued and unpopular Home Information Pack)
From 20 May 2010 all sellers of homes or their estate agents ONLY need to provide an EPC for their home – to go in the brochure (preferably as soon as possible to avoid brochure delays but not later than 28 days after marketing commences)
The most convenient way to obtain an EPC is to instruct JOHNSONS at the time you ask us to sell your home.
Be very wary if you are offered a FREE or cheap EPC. For an EPC to be free you shouldn’t be charged or surcharged if there is no sale, or if you want to change agents or solicitors. There may be unreasonable conditions attached such as long unbreakable contracts of a year or more, having to pay a MUCH higher price for your conveyancing usually with an OUT OF TOWN firm of Solicitors and sometimes with cash back to the agent, not to mention a MUCH HIGHER level of sale commission.
Call 01302 322121 for more information