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We will assess your property, using RICS surveyors, & provide a cost benefit analysis of the necessary works required to ensure the property remain legally lettable once the new legislation comes into force.
Each property is graded in a simple green, amber & red system.
Green properties are either currently compliant or can be made compliant through freely available or low cost energy efficiency improvements.
Amber properties are non-compliant but can be made compliant through a mixture of free, low cost & paid for energy efficiency measures relative to the income the property generates. This is normally set at one year’s rental income.
Red properties are those that are highly unlikely to be upgradable to meet a minimum EPC rating of C, those properties where the financial spend is like to exceed one years rental income or properties that will not meet any of the exemption reasons.
Critically we will identify those properties that are unlikely to be financially viable to improve & that pose the greatest risk to their owners. Disposal may well be the most economic action in this case.
We can help you upgrade your properties. For properties requiring fabric first measures – such as loft & cavity wall insulation, or properties requiring electrical measures such solar panels or high-efficiency electric heating – our operations team can provide whole building quotes to install the measures required. Where possible we will also find funding to support the installation from the vast array of Government & Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes. This ensures you have a one-stop-shop to upgrade your properties to the required standards ready for 1st April 2025/2028.
You should aways start with the fabric of the building first, to reduce the energy consumption.
Loft & cavity wall insulation are generally the cheapest or free.
Next would be windows & doors, these are more expensive & no funding is available.
Improving the heating controls & lighting can also be an inexpensive way to improve your rating but generally only provide a few percentage points increase.
Improving the efficiency of the properties heating will also help but can be expensive with funding generally only available via tenants that are on low income/benefits.
Solar PV panels generate energy & therefore have the largest impact on your properties EPC rating, typically 10 to 12 percentage points.
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