FAQs

What is EPC?

An Energy Performance Certificate is the product of an energy survey that is carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA). The certificate provides 2 separate ratings to show the overall energy efficiency of the property and the associated environmental impact. The certificate includes guidance on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property and reduce heating and hot water costs. EPC is valid for 10 years on all properties.

  • We guarantee an EPC within 72 hours
  • We charge a flat fee of 50 pounds per property
  • We cover Central Scotland
  • We are fully insured and accredited

When will I need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for our properties?

Under new EU legislation from the 4th January 2009, when buildings are to be rented out, the landlord is responsible for ensuring a valid certificate is made available to all prospective tenants.

How and when should I supply the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and recommendation report must be made available free of charge by the seller or a landlord to a prospective buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity and no later than:

  • when any written information about the building is provided in response to a request for information received from the prospective buyer; or
  • when a viewing is conducted; or
  • if neither of those occur, before entering into a contract to sell or let.An energy performance certificate does not have to be made available if:
  • the seller believes that the prospective buyer or tenant is unlikely to have sufficient funds to purchase or rent the property or is not genuinely interested in buying or renting that type of property; or
  • the seller or landlord is unlikely to be prepared to sell or rent out the property to the prospective buyer or tenant (although this does not authorize unlawful discrimination)

Domestic EPC

Flat rate £50

Multiple epc orders taken and can get discount as long as they are on the same day. We aim to have your epc to you within 24 hours from survey and will attempt to carry out surveys at short notice. We offer a polite and professional service.

Insured and accredited:

Ian Naismith – ECMK 201096 – mob 07711266558

Guidance From: http://www.sbsa.gov.uk/pdfs/EPC_Leaflet03.pdf

Commercial EPC

It is now a requirement in Scotland to have an epc for level 3 and 4 properties which are for sale or rental with an internal gross area in excess of 50M2. It is also a requirement for large public buildings in excess of 1000 sq m.

We are in a position to provide this service. Due to the fact that buildings vary in complexity I ask that you click the link and complete the short questionnaire about the property and send it by email to allow us to give an estimate for the work.

As part of the service it would be our intention to carry out the survey as soon as is practical and to have the report issued within 3 working days.

Green Deal

What is the Green Deal?

The Green Deal is attached to the home not the homeowner

The Green Deal is a new method to spend for energy-saving home improvements. You’ll be able to take out Green Deal finance to pay for measures like loft, cavity or solid wall insulation, double glazing, a brand new boiler or perhaps a ‘micro-generation’ method such as solar panels.

The way the deal differs from a standard loan is the fact that the repayments you’ll make around the loan will (in theory a minimum of) be covered by the savings in your power bill you make from having the energy-saving house improvements installed. This method is referred to as the ‘Golden Rule’ – you need to not pay back more in loan repayments than you’re saving in your power bill.

But the Golden Rule is not a guarantee, just a guideline according to energy-saving estimates. You’ll consequently only make overall savings in your power bill once you’ve made all of your repayments.

The Green Deal is not like a traditional individual loan, because it is attached for your home rather than you as a person. This indicates it’ll pass on to the subsequent owner of one’s house if you move.

We explain how the Green Deal works, below – or you are able to go straight towards the house improvements covered by the scheme. The Green Deal is really a complex product so be sure you research it nicely. Discover out what to watch out for in our Green Deal campaigns section.

How does the Green Deal work?

The Green Deal procedure has four steps: assessment, finance, installation and repayment.

  • A Green Deal assessor or advisor will make an assessment of one’s house and recommend energy-saving improvements inside a Green Deal guidance report.
  • A Green Deal provider will then problem you having a quote to get a Green Deal strategy to pay for the improvements based on the Green Deal guidance report.
  • A Green Deal installer will offer and install the measures agreed below your Green Deal strategy.
  • Your electricity supplier will spend back the Green Deal ‘loan’ through the savings produced in your energy bills.

If you’re thinking about a Green Deal loan you will first need to arrange a go to from an assessor accredited with the Green Deal Quality Mark. All companies involved in the Green Deal must bear this mark and comply having a code of practice. The assessor will examine your home and recommend energy-saving home improvements. Assessors aren’t necessarily independent from providers – they can be tied and on commission – but they must be impartial.

Green Deal providers include energy companies, shops and businesses that install energy effective technology. The provider will offer you a quote to get a Green Deal plan.

How is it different?

Previously, insulation has been available free or heavily discounted via schemes funded via everyone’s power bills. The most current free insulation scheme (Cert) completed in December 2012 but some power companies still have provides: check our round up of the leading free and cheap insulation offers to track down the very best.

There is absolutely nothing fairly like it elsewhere. The interest rates are not however known, but the government has recommended they could be around the 7-8% mark. Over a long period of time this price of interest will add a significant quantity towards the price of the products you buy.

Is the Green Deal worth it?

When the terms from the loans are known, Which? will probably be looking at how they evaluate with other methods of borrowing, such as paying by credit card or adding to your mortgage. As with any financial product, whether the Green Deal is really a great deal will rely upon your personal and monetary situations.

Green Deal plans might have different rates of interest and various terms and conditions. We advise consumers to study the terms cautiously and think about all the implications when signing as much as this long-term financial commitment. We assistance the aim of power efficiency but we will judge the Green Deal like any other product and do so independently

When will the Green Deal be accessible?

Certified assessors happen to be in a position to offer assessments since 1 October 2012.

Will it affect house prices?

Technically the Green Deal is really a charge attached to the electrical energy meter of one’s house, to not you as a person, so if you move house the Green Deal stays with the home.

It’s not recognized how the Green Deal will impact the home market but there is a concern that some prospective buyers may not be attracted to a home having a substantial Green Deal charge attached to it.