As fully accredited Domestic Energy Assessors we can provide Energy Performance Certificates or EPCs for your property/s, an essential requirement when letting or selling. We are fully insured and our assessors are extremely professional, so you are guaranteed a quality and punctual service. Prices start from as little as £45.00 dependant on the property and location. We are happy to carry out assessments in and around Lowestoft and the surrounding areas.
An EPC is an assessment of the predicted Carbon emissions arising from energy uses within a building. Much like the multi-coloured sticker on new appliances, EPCs tell you how energy efficient a building is and give it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). They let the person who will use the building know how costly it will be to heat and light, and what its carbon emissions are likely to be.
The certification process assesses the capability of the building to be energy efficient against a set of benchmarks and gives the building a rating based on the CO2 emissions. For an EPC it is a theoretical ability based on the building’s design.
The EPC will also state what the energy efficiency rating could be if improvements are made, and highlights cost-effective ways to achieve a better rating. Even if you rent your home, some improvements noted on the EPC might be worth your while – such as switching to more energy efficient light bulbs.
Well, other than the very desirable attraction of reducing annual energy bills and helping the environment, having a current EPC is now a legal requirement. New legislation that came into effect on the 9th January 2013 requires that when a rental property is advertised ‘to let’ the EPC rating must be included in the advert.
"Knights have managed our rental properties in Lowestoft for some 25 years, in which time we have found their services to be excellent. They have good access to prospective tenants and promptly transfer to us the rental income. Knights ensure our houses and flats are kept in good order, informing us of any maintenance required, overseeing the works in a cost effective manner and further advising us of the latest legislation/certificates required. We consider they are the best property agents in the area and would have no hesitation in recommending them"