Selling or renting a house is not a cheap process when you take in to account the legal fees and estate agency fees. It is easy though to let these professionals to get on with it, as it removes a great deal of the headache from the process.
One of the things often included as part of the estate agent’s service is for them to organise an EPC to be carried out on your property – the EPC (energy performance certificate) is just one of the documents required by law for you to be able to sell or rent your property.
Estate agents charge commission to carry out EPC
Now while it is very convenient for your estate agent to organise the EPC for your property, they will unfortunately normally charge commission, and a lot of it – so this can take the price for an EPC up from £40-50 to £150 – £200.
An EPC can be carried out by any registered energy assessor – you can find one from the list by clicking below. You simply put in your postcode and it will give you a list of local (and cheaper) energy assessors.
If you are looking to get an epc carried out in the London area, then it is worth speaking to us. We have a team covering the whole of the UK, and the prices for a domestic EPC are set based on the number of bedrooms of the property. We are also able to go and pick up keys from the estate agent if required – this is all part of the service we offer.
Avoid estate agents high EPC costs – use a local energy assessor!
So, yes, your estate agent can sort you out with an EPC, but going direct to an assessor (or EPC company like ours!) is much much better value. It is also likely that the survey will be carried out sooner than if organised by a third party. So there you have it, one extra phone call and you save yourself potentially over £100 – getting an estate agent to organise an EPC might be convenient, but you definitely pay for the privilege, especially when finding a local assessor is so easy!
If you require an EPC and are based in the London area, call us on 0208 8192166.