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  • January 2012
    Before you can claim the high level Feed In Tariff (FIT) you need to be able to have an EPC at level 'D' or better. Why not let AccuRating Ltd perform the validation EPC(s) with a discounted rate for the second visit (see the 'Solar Panel EPC' tab above).
  • October 2011
    AccuRating Ltd are now qualified to survey and quote for the installation of Solar Panels. All quotes will be performed for free.
  • 1 July 2010
    New auditing rules have been implemented by the Government. AccuRating Ltd is please that its own procedures comply 100% with the new rules.
  • 21 May 2010
    From today HIPs will no longer be an essential part of the selling process, leaving the EPC as the only element that is still required.
  • November 2008
    AccuRating prices reduced due to housing market slump - service however unaffected and still as reliable.
  • October 2008
    AccuRating provide Rental EPCs.
  • EPCs are now required for the majority of Rented Accommodation.
  • 14 December 2007
    EPCs now required for the marketed sales of all existing dwellings.
  • 10 September 2007
    EPCs required for sales of existing dwellings with 3 or more bedrooms.
  • 1 August 2007
    EPCs required for the sales of existing dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.


Everything you wanted to know about EPCs…


Can I trust the information in this FAQ?

Why EPCs

Why do I need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to sell my home?


What is the timetable for implementing the measures?

About an EPC

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

Why is an Energy performance Certificate (EPC) important?

What the EPC means

Does an actual survey take place at my property?

How long will it take to perform an energy assessment?

What happens after I place my request for an EPC with AccuRating Ltd?

What happens if my home gets a low EPC rating?

Energy Performance Certificates and your home

Not all buildings are used in the same way. However, energy ratings use 'standard occupancy' assumptions, which might be different from the specific way you use your building. What different methods of calculation are used for homes and for other buildings?

What an Energy Performance Certificate for a home contains

What will the Certificate look like?

How long is an EPC valid?


What does it mean when you say you are Accredited to Stroma – are you a part of their company and what are the benefits of being accredited?


What are the benefits of an EPC to me as a landlord?

Will Energy Performance Certificates be required for rented accommodation?


Who is responsible for obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate?

Is an Energy Performance Certificate required for the private sale of a home between two individuals?


What buildings will be exempt from providing Energy Performance Certificates?

Energy Improvements

How to make your home more energy efficient

Installing energy-efficient measures

Behaviour changes


What happens to Energy Performance Certificates once they're complete?


Members Only - what is this section for?

General Questions

My house is Grade II Listed and/or has a Thatched roof. How does this affect the EPC?

Do you need to know the Market Sale price of my house?

How can I get an EPC for a house I am interested in buying?

Can a home owner compile their own EPC?

Can a house fail an EPC inspection?

Do I have to be there whilst the EPC is being carried out?

Are you prepared to accept work involving properties outside West Yorkshire?

Why do we use the term ‘Seller’ rather than ‘Vendor’?

What will the EPC not tell me?

Any further questions

Should you have any questions that you feel ought to be included in this FAQ list please let us know. We will give you an answer and consider it for inclusion in the list.