If you are considering selling or letting a property, then it’s likely that you’ll need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to have been commissioned before the property can go onto the market.
Open House local agents provide cost-effective EPCs with a quick turn around and a quality service. We offer a range of solutions suitable for all types and sizes of property.
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All properties put onto the market for sale or to-let require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC must have been commissioned before the property can be marketed.
An EPC tells the potential purchaser / tenant how energy efficient a property is. With rising energy prices increasing the cost of living, prospective purchasers / tenants can use this information as an indication on how high their gas and electricity bills will be.
This efficiency will be rated on a scale from A to G, with the most energy efficient home achieving an ‘A’ rating. An EPC will also advise on the impact the property has on the environment and provide recommendations on how to make the property more energy efficient.
Buildings are responsible for around 40 per cent of the UK's energy consumption and carbon emissions. Backed by European law, as part of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive (EPBD), the introduction of EPCs is an important step in highlighting people's awareness of energy wastage.
Even if you are not actively in the process of letting or selling property, it is still considered good practice to obtain an EPC for your home. An EPC will provide valuable information and will help you take action to minimise running costs and maximise efficiency.
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A HIP is a collection of reports designed to provide crucial information about your property to any potential buyer. Introduced by law in 2007 in England and Wales, and subsequently suspended by the current Government in May 2010, HIPs are now an optional document that home sellers can choose to obtain.
Some sellers are still purchasing these packs, as it’s been reported that a HIP can help to speed up the conveyancing process once a sale has been agreed by up to two weeks.
The HIP contains important information that buyers and sellers need to know.
For sellers, providing a HIP upfront should reduce the likelihood of any nasty surprises in the selling process that could delay the sale, as buyers will be able to make more informed decisions about purchasing their home.
For buyers, the HIP provides essential information about properties they are considering buying, free of charge.
Compulsory documents (included in all Open House packs):
Other documents (not included as standard – available at additional cost):
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