EPC Certificate & Selling
If you’re looking to sell your home, then one thing you need to start considering is your EPC or energy performance certificate.
These are essentially a rating given to your home based upon how energy efficient it is and the effect it has on the environment as a result of this. The ratings are measured on a scale of A to G, with A being the most energy efficient and G being the lowest.
Naturally, this can have an impact on the value of your home and the ability to sell, and below you’ll find all you need to know about EPC certificates and selling your home…
Do I Need An EPC Certificate To Sell My Home?
It is a legal requirement to get an EPC certificate when selling your home and you won’t be able to sell without one. Failure to do so will result in a fine, as well as often putting buyers off from purchasing a home.
The average EPC of a home in the UK is band D, although there are improvements you can make to increase that to an A or B which will also add value to your home.
How Do I Get An EPC Certificate?
EPC certificates are relatively simple to sort out and you’ll need to get an accredited energy assessor to review your property in order to deliver you the certificate.
They will take into account a variety of factors, with a record then being kept on the national register of how energy efficient your home is. The cost can vary, but are generally around the £120 mark.
They last for 10 years before they are required to be renewed.
Selling With A Low EPC Rating
If your home has a low EPC rating on your certificate then you may find it difficult to sell on the open market. These days energy efficiency is becoming more and more of a necessity for buyers, as they look to not only save money but protect the environment too.
One option is to make the required changes, such as added insulation, smart meters and other energy efficient renovations and update your EPC certificate. Not only will this increase your rating, but the value of your home too.
However, it can also be costly to make such changes, which can then be problematic if you’re needing to sell quickly.
Here at Fast Cash Property, we’ll buy your home no matter what its condition and what its EPC certificate rating. You can sell your home to us whether you have a certificate of A, or a certificate of G, and what’s more we’ll help you every step of the way.
We can provide you with a cash offer in as little as 24 hours, and move at a pace that suits your needs, so you really don’t need to worry about struggling to sell a home that isn’t quite up to the energy efficient standards some buyers want.
This can often be a problem if you’re selling probate property or a more period home that hasn’t been built or upgraded using modern methods of improving efficiency. However, no matter what the property we can help.
If you’re looking for a buyer and need a quick sale, get in touch with us today and we’ll guide you through the entire selling process.
Get in Touch For a Free, No Obligation Quote
If you need to sell your home due to COVID-19, get in touch with us and we’ll talk you through the entire process, as well as providing you with a free, no-obligation quote on your property.
Accept and the sale can be complete in a matter of days…
- Speak to one of our leading experts at Fast Cash Property
- Get a free, no-obligation offer on your home
- If you accept, we’ll sort out all the paperwork and talk you through the entire process.
- Once the contracts are signed and exchanged, we’ll pay you in cash for your home.