Energy Performance Certificates
In order to comply with EEC regulations properties require an Energy Performance Certificate which is valid for 10 years. This is not required before a house goes on the market. The certificate includes two graphs the first showing the current energy consumption and an improved rating if the improvements suggested in the certificate are carried out. The second graph shows the current CO2 consumption and the predicted improved (lower) consumpton after the improvements. Also included in the certificate is advice on improvements which are recommended some cheap and easy to do and others which are more extensive. It is designed to provide useful buyers with advice and information about the energy consumption of the property they are planning to buy. Certificates are currently valid for 10 years.
Where can I get one?
If you are looking to put your house on the market you will require an energy performance certificate (EPC). We can provide these for you at very competitive prices. Our EPC inspectors can provide these quickly and you be assured they will comply fully with current legislation. This will avoid any delay getting your property on the market. We will be happy to explain all about EPC’s when we appraise your property or if you prefer please call us for further details.
Home Information Packs
The Government has announced on the 20th May 2010 that with immediate effect they are suspending the HIP regulations with a view to passing a bill to repeal the legislation in the near future. Houses which come on the market after this date will no longer require a Home Information Pack.
We are delighted to announce that we are now again able to get your house on the market within 24 - 48 hours of taking your instruction.We believe the scrapping of this legislation is very good for both buyers and sellers. Not only can we get your house on the market much quicker, it significantly reduces the cost of selling, and gets rid of unnecessary and unwanted paperwork.
For further information visit the official government website http://www.homeinformationpacks.gov.uk/