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Domestic Energy Performance Certificates for home sellers in London

If you are about to sell your home, Multi-trade can provide you with an Energy performance certificate in London, anywhere in London - North, South, East and West. In fact, anywhere inside the M25.

Domestic EPC

From the 21st May 2010, the HIP (Home Information Pack) has been suspended. A foolish piece of legislation, this is a welcome relief to pretty much the entire nation. However, a small part of this pack remains and this is the section that deals with energy performance. If you are selling your property you are legally required to produce an EPC or Energy Performance Certificate. You will need to provide this document to complete the exchange of contracts.


So what is an EPC?

Quite simply, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a physical record of the actual and potential energy saving aspects of a property. The property is assessed using the UK's Standard Assessment Procedure. It's performance is rated in terms of energy use per sq metre of floor area. Energy efficiency is based on fuel costs and environmental impact based on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Energy performance

What does the EPC tell me?

An Energy Performance Certificate provides clear information on the energy performance of the property. It also makes recommendations that you or the future occupants of the property might consider to improve it's energy performance.

Energy performance

How long does an EPC take?

An EPC inspection can take from 25 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size, age of the property and access. It shouldn't cause much inconvenience. However, it's important that the assessor can get access to any loft space and the heating appliance (i.e. the boiler!). For the purpose of the EPC, an internal and external inspection of the property is required.

Energy performance

So what is the assessor looking for?

  • Noting the construction of the walls and measuring the roof insulation
  • Confirming how many windows are double glazed
  • Counting the number of open fireplaces
  • Checking the make and model of the boiler under EU SEDBUK regulations
  • Looking for green energy devices such as solar panels
  • Counting the number of low energy lightbulbs
Energy performance

Anything else?

  • Confirming the type of heating system used e.g. gas, electric, underfloor etc..
  • Categorising the type of material used to insulate any hot water cylinders
  • Assessing the heat loss through roof
  • Checking for excessive window area in larger houses
  • Taking precise measurements of conservatories and extensions
  • Counting how many habitable rooms are heated
Energy performance

So what happens once the assessor has visited?

Once we have made the assessment, the information is transferred onto electronic format and then uploaded onto the database of the relevant governing body. A certificate is then produced and sent back to us. Upon payment, we can send this certificate to you either electronically or in paper copy. The certificate is valid for 10 years. We will store a copy in your Multi-trade account that is created the first time you do business with us. You can access this document anytime you like.

Energy performance

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Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing.
All prices exclude VAT, parking and congestion charge (if applicable).
Ideally there is someone to let our operative into the property.
In the event that this is not possible we charge £20 for the collection and return of keys.

Domestic and landlord's EPC or Energy Performance Certificate (for home vendors and landlords etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC iconUp to 3 bed property £80.00 £100.00
EPC icon4 bed property + £80.00 £100.00

Commercial EPC or Energy Performance Certificate (for shops and offices etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC icon1-50m2 or 538 ft2 £150.00 £200.00
EPC icon51-250m2 or 2690 ft2 £200.00 £250.00
EPC icon251-500m2 or 5381 ft2 £250.00 £300.00
EPC icon501-750m2 or 8072 ft2 £300.00 £350.00
EPC icon751-1000m2 or 10763 ft2 £400.00 £450.00
EPC icon1001m2+ or 10774 ft2+ POA POA

New build EPC or On Construction EPC (for buildings being constructed etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC iconNew build EPC POA POA

Visual electrical inspection also known as a house buyers pre-purchase electrical report (for homebuyers etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesVisual electrical inspection £100.00 £150.00

Landlord's pack which includes:

  • Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR for up to a 3 bed property
  • Gas Safety Report for up to 2 appliances

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack £250.00 £300.00

Landlord's Megapack which includes:

  • Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR for up to a 3 bed property
  • Gas Safety Report for up to 2 appliances
  • EPC up to 3 bed property

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesEPC certificate iconLandlord's Megapack £300.00 £400.00

Landlord's electrical safety inspection report also known as a PIR

Border Property Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
1 bedroom flat1 Bedroom Flat £180.00 £230.00
2 bedroom flat2 Bedroom Flat £200.00 £250.00
3 bedroom flat3 Bedroom Flat £220.00 £270.00
1 to 3 bedroom house1 to 3 Bedroom House £240.00 £290.00
4 bedroom house4 Bedroom House £260.00 £310.00
5 bedroom house5 Bedroom House £300.00 £350.00

Property inventory services

Border Report Type 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Border
EPC iconInventory report (unfurnished) £75 £95 £120 £140 £160
EPC iconInventory report (furnished) £95 £125 £145 £165 £185
EPC iconCheck in service £60 £75 £100 £120 £140
EPC iconCheck out service £60 £75 £100 £120 £140
EPC iconMid term inspection report £60 £75 £100 £120 £140
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Testimonials

TestimonialI have a small portfolio of properties and Multi-trade look after them very well providing me with EPCs, Gas and Electrical safety documents where necessary.

Lawrence Waring, South West London


TestimonialHaving one company for all three services is a Godsend. What a marvellous idea.

Denise Willoughby, North London


TestimonialI'm now relying on you to keep me updated with the constantly changing legislation. It's a real nuisance. Someone somewhere is making a lot of money out of this - and it isn't me! Thanks for letting me know. I'm letting this flat out next week, when can you send someone round?

Kevin Crossley, West London


TestimonialThanks for getting Qasi around so quickly. You've really helped us out because we're meant to be exchanging contracts next week!

Mr & Mrs Roseberry, Central London


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The Multi-trade difference

There are plenty of companies out there competing for your business - and you need to make sure you're armed with all the facts before you make a decision about which one to choose. Here are a few things to check before you decide - we're confident that if you're looking for great service you'll choose Multi-Trade!

  • Does the company or tradesperson you're considering offer free quotations?
  • Do they offer an open and honest pricing structure with no hidden costs?
  • Are their engineers registered with Gas Safe?
  • Remember - it is a legal requirement when working with gas.
  • Do they have a contactable office, not just a mobile in case of any queries?
  • Does anyone answer the phone in the day?
  • Are their tradespeople honest, reliable, polite and vetted?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then give us a call - we can confidently answer 'yes' to all of these questions. Not sure? Check out our testimonials page to see what some of our previous customers think of our customer service!

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