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EPC for landlords London | Energy Peformance Certificates for rental properties

Multi-trade can provide an Energy Performance Certificate for landlords in London, anywhere in London - North, South, East and West. In fact, anywhere inside the M25. Call us on 020 8798 9250 for your EPC report.

Landlord's EPC

Landlords are legally required to ensure that a valid energy performance certificate (EPC) is available to all new tenants. This legislation came into action on 1st October 2008. Another requirement for a landlord! At least the EPC is valid for 10 years. Also, an EPC is only required the next time a property is let to new tenants. If you have an existing tenant and you are renewing the lease, the EPC is at the discretion of the landlord.

When will I need to present an EPC?

The EPC report must be made available free of charge by a landlord to a potential tenant. So:

  • When any written information about the building is provided
  • When a viewing of the property is conducted
  • Before entering into a contract to let

In practice this means, you'll probably need to get an EPC to the letting agent before they'll market the property for let.

And by the way, an EPC is only required for a property that is self-contained. i.e. let as a whole. So, it isn't required if someone rents a room from you and shares facilities. This means you don't need to present your lodger with an EPC!

Discounts for multiple EPCs

We give discounts to landlords with multiple properties, multiple properties within a building i.e. a block of flats, discounts to Housing associations and councils. We also give discounted service bundles. e.g. Gas safety certificates, electrical safety certificates and EPCs. Call us on 020 8798 9250 to discuss your requirements.

So what is an EPC?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a 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 the tenant?

An Energy Performance Certificate provides the tenant with clear information on the energy performance of the property. This can provide them with an indication of the cost of heating the property and used as a comparison tool against other properties. The government is hoping that natural selection occurs for energy efficient properties. So, potential tenants choose efficient properties over inefficient ones, thereby forcing landlords to make their property energy efficient. Might work....

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 to your tenant. However, it's important that the assessor can get access to any loft space and heating appliances. Both internal and external inspection of the property is required.

Energy performance

What exactly is the assessor looking for?

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

Anything else?

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

So what happens once the assessor has visited?

Once we have made the assessment, the information is uploaded onto the database of the relevant governing body. (There are at least 10 at this point in time). A certificate is then produced and sent back to us. We can send this certificate to you either electronically or in paper copy for your records. 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 or your tenants, if you wish, can access our copy at anytime.

Energy performance

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

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

TestimonialThe EPC thing has been a complete nuisance for my lettings business. Multi-trade have an excellent account management system and this has helped enormously for managing my property portfolio. I would say that this alone has saved me 1,000s on software and someone to operate it. It is an excellent service and I recommend all landlords with a significant amount of property under rental consider using them.

Jonathanm Clay, South West London

TestimonialThey do all the certifcates for me and that save me using different companies. I would recommend them.

James Brandon, West London

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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