ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)
AAL Property Solutions is delighted to provide EPC’s in Edinburgh and Midlothian by professionally trained and qualified energy assessors, endorsed through City and Guilds. We are passionate about this service as it embodies our core value of sustainability.
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assesses a property’s energy efficiency rating and environmental impact and provides information on how it can be improved. Properties are rated on a scale from A - G, with A being the most efficient. An EPC is required whenever a property is built, sold or rented in Scotland and is valid for 10 years.
Why it is important?
An EPC is often regarded as just another legal requirement; however, it is much more than that. It can be such a valuable tool for all shareholders of a property and can help raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.
Sustainability is becoming an important part in every area of our society. It now has a significant role to play within the residential housing sector. In fact, one of the key findings from research conducted by our team in collaboration with academia and industry partners “An investigation into the rising influence of sustainability in the private rented housing sector” emphasised the importance of energy efficiency in residential housing.
Positive change begins with raising awareness.
How it can be a problem?
The Scottish Government has set the Minimum Standards for Energy Efficiency in the private rented sector and will be phased over a number of years. Failure to meet the standard can result in financial penalties and can prevent a landlord from letting or continuing to let a property that does not meet the standards unless an exception applies. There are many other problems that can arise from low EPC ratings such as higher repair and maintenance costs.
|Change in tenancy
|All residental properties - rental & owner-occupied
How we help solve your problem?
AAL Property Solutions will assess your property and produce an EPC within 24 hours. We will guide you through the process and will provide information on the support that is available to carry out energy efficiency improvements. We will treat your property with the respect it deserves.
We have even put together a free EPC guide with information and tips on simple ways you can improve your EPC rating before you arrange your assessment.