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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC's) Existing Dwellings and On Construction, Landlord Inventory Services, Floorplans, Legionella Surveys

Martin Colborne

Member of ARLA (ARLA Inventories Member) Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) Accredited with Elmhurst (EES/006105), Stoma (STR0034210) and ECMK (ECMK302615)

Fully accredited with over 7000 surveys successfully completed to date. Quick dedicated friendly service on an extensive range of properties. Providing an energy rating for properties, classified as: Houses, Bungalow's, Flat's or Maisonette's

Providing EPC's, Landlord Inventories and Floorplans to Estate Agents, Property Owners, Landlords, Conveyancers and Solicitors etc.

"I gained my experience in the UK as an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provider and Landlord Inventories Clerk by initially working for a firm of solicitors. Following word of mouth recommendations from clients after successful completion of my EPC surveys, I have now moved on to freelance work. This enables me to provide the best quality Energy Performance Certificates and Landlord Inventories at an affordable price"

My service as an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provider and Landlord Inventory Clerk is based in Egham (Surrey) and extends to a 30 mile plus radius covering the counties of: Surrey, Middlesex, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire.

Locations include: Littleton, Weybridge, Esher, Claygate, Wexham Court, George Green, Richings Park, Langley, Iver, Feltham, Hounslow, Cranford, Heston, Isleworth, Yiewsley, Norwood Green, Southall, Brentford, Hanwell, Sheerwater, West Byfleet, Windlesham, Cobham, Cranbourne, Winkfield, and post codes TW, KT, SL, RG, UB, RH, SW, HP, CR, SM, GU, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20




The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in the UK gives an energy rating for a specific property (Flat's, Bungalow's, Maisonette's, Houses). This rating is governed by the property's construction, its type of heating, type of glazing, its proximity to other properties, amongst other factors. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) gives an indication of the property's heating costs and also gives recommendations as to property improvements and their cost and cost effectiveness. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now recognized and established as a required document. The price for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is negotiable.


Internal plan of property to provide details of room layout through detailed drawings


Landlord Inventories in the UK should be a must for every rented property. The objective of inventory services is to establish the condition and content of a rented property and are carried out by suitably qualified Inventory Services Clerks. Inventory Services Clerks are independent professionals trained to inspect properties to establish their contents and general decorative condition. These observations of the Inventory Clerks are recorded in an appropriate Landlords Inventory Report.


The Government's previously introduced Green Deal scheme allowing qualifying properties to be upgraded (with energy efficiency measures) without upfront payment subject to terms and conditions has now ended.

Legionella Risk Assessment

As an employer, or a person in control of the premises, you are responsible for health and safety and need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of exposure to legionella. You must understand how to:

• identify and assess sources of risk
• manage any risks
• prevent or control any risks
• keep and maintain the correct records
• carry out any other duties you may have

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Explained

(Domestic dwellings)

What is a Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure Energy Performance Certificate (RdSAP V9.91 EPC)?

The RdSAP V9.94 is the current assessment procedure recently introduced to parts of the UK For assessing a property's (House's, Maisonette's, Bungalow's, Flat's) energy efficiency and energy rating. The RdSAP V9.94 uses additional assessment options (compare to previous versions)

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) in the UK have been introduced to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings. If you are buying or selling a home you now need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by law. From October 2008 in the UK EPCs will be required whenever a building is built, sold or rented out. In the case of rented properties (as opposed to sale properties) the requirement for an EPC will depend upon a number of factors. It is advisable to visit the appropriate Government web sites regarding an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for rental properties. The certificate provides 'A' to 'G' ratings for the building, with 'A' being the most energy efficient and 'G' being the least efficient. Average rating for properties assessed to date indicates that a “D “rating may be normal. Note that the “Energy Efficiency Rating” shows current and potential ratings. An explanation of this is as follows: The current rating is the rating this is calculated at the time of the property survey. This survey being carried out by a suitably qualified accredited person. The potential energy rating is the estimated rating that will apply after specific recommendations (included as part of the EPC) are implemented. Currently a property for rental must be a minimum E rating .


An RdSAP EPC is for existing dwellings (normally considered to be pre 2008) Where a property is built after this date an SAP EPC is normally required (such EPC’s are often referred to a “new build”. Normally when a property (from 2008) is built an SAP EPC should be produced as part of the design/build process of the property. The SAP EPC being more comprehensive than the RdSAP EPC.

How much does an Energy Performance Certificate cost?

Prices start from £45 depending on size location etc. A quote can be obtained via phone or submit details on the quote section on this web site. Superfast EPC turnaround times at reasonable prices.

So what is involved in the provision of an Energy Performance Certificate?

As previously stated the individual property will need to be surveyed by a suitably qualified Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) supplier. This will be a person known as a Domestic Energy Assessor (or DEA) who has been accredited by a government approved system. The DEA will survey the property (normally including drawing outline plans) and will note the following:

Type of property EG House, Flat, Bungalow etc and the correct post code.
Whether it is: detached, semi- detached, terraced etc.
Floor dimensions
Wall construction
Roof construction
Floor construction
Type of windows
Type of heating and controls
Type of electricity meter (single dual)

With arrival of later assessment procedures further information including: waste water heat recovery, floor insulation, flue gas heat recovery, external door count, additional alternative wall count have been included. All to be assessed by a suitably qualified DEA service provider.

There are other factors that may be taken into account during the survey. When the DEA has accumulated the above information then this will be inputted to the appropriate approved software (as dictated by regulations). This software will then calculated the property’s energy rating and recommendations (where appropriate) for changes to the property to improve the energy rating. Such recommendations are given an estimated cost of implement and a cost improvement estimation that will be reflected in the property’s energy costs. It should be noted that the certificate may contain several improvement recommendations. For example: There may be recommendations to upgrade the boiler and its controls. There may be a recommendation to insulate the walls and to add more insulation to the loft. More expensive measures may be the addition of Solar Energy. It should be noted that they are recommendations and not obligations

How do I obtain an Energy Performance certificate (EPC) and what is its cost?

There are many suppliers of Energy Performance Certificates. Where only an Energy Performance Certificate is required (as would be the case with a rented property) then it would be normal to contact an EPC supplier to arrange this. Costs do vary for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) but my prices are reasonable. The supplier will arrange for the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to be delivered upon completion (often via email) however hard copies are normally also available. Note that all information given here is in outline only and may change without notice (due to Government policy and other factors). It is strongly advised to visit the appropriate Government web site for more comprehensive and up to date information.

Landlord Inventories Explained

What is a Landlord Inventory?

Landlord inventory services in the UK include a landlord inventory form which is a comprehensive inventory of a property's (including: house's, flat's, apartment's, maisonette's, bungalow's, office's, public house's, shop's, mobile home's, cottage's, etc), contents and a detailed record of the property's current condition. This is normally prepared by an independent landlord inventory clerk just prior to the tenant taking up the tenancy and is reviewed by the tenant and the landord or his agent as part of the inventory service. The landlord inventory form is agreed between the tenant and the landlord or the landlord's agent prior to the commencement of the tenancy. When satisfied with the landlord inventory form compiled by the landlord's agent, the tenant signs the landlord inventory form (and additionaly verifies each page by adding their initials) to confirm their agreement. Near to the end of the tenancy and prior to the tenants final departure from the property a new landlord inventory form is prepared. The landlord or his agent ie a property management company or estate agent then attends the property on the final day of the tenants departure as part of the inventory service. At this point the recent landlord inventory form prepared by the landlord inventory clerk is reviewed on site by the tenant and the landlord (or agent). In this way any damage and items missing during the period of the tenancy are noted on the landlord inventory form and agreed between the tenant and the landlord (or agent).
Additional inventory services/landord inventories are often compiled by the landlord inventory clerk during tenancies to compare the original landlord inventory form to the property's current condition. During extended tenancies in the UK landlord inventories may be undertaken by a land lord inventory clerk at regular intervals as part of the inventory services. Landlord Inventory suppliers are often used in conjuction with a tenancy deposit scheme. In this case the tenant deposits an agreed sum of money which is held securely by an appropriate organization.
At the end of the tenancy the landlord inventory form is reviewed and depending on the findings (relating to the landlords inventory form and the condition of the property) the percentage of the tenant's deposit that is to be returned to the tenant will depend upon the findings of the review of the landlord inventory form.

How much does a Landlord Inventory cost?

Prices are from £50 depending on type, size, location etc. To get a quote please phone me or submit details on the quote section on this web site.

My services providing landlord inventories for apartment's, bungalow's, flat's, house's, maisonette's, cottage's, public house's, mobile home's, shop's in the UK in my capacity as landlord inventory clerk is based in Egham (Surrey) and covers the counties of: Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire, London, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire. Locations include: Staines, Ashford (Middx) Bedfont, Virginia Water, Slough, Windsor, Colnbrook, Chertsey, Guildford, Aldershot, Kingston Upon Thames, Heathrow, Esher, Littleton, Ealing, George Green, Claygate, Richings Park, Wrexham Court, Feltham, Langley, Hounslow, Iver, Heston, Yiewsley, Isleworth, Cranford, Southall, Norwood Green, Hanwell, Brentford, Windlesham, Sheerwater, West Byfleet, Stanwell, Stanwell Moor, Cobham, Chobham, Cranbourne, Winkfield, Eton, Horton, Sunninghill, Datchet, Longford, Ascot, Hampton, Sipson, Sunningdale, Twickenham, Thorpe Lea, Old Windor, East Molesey, Laleham Reach, Shepperton, Sunbury on Thames, Ottershaw, Weybridge, Walton on Thames, New Haw, Hersham, West Drayton and post codes: TW, KT, SL, RG, UB, RH, SW, HP, CR, SM, GU, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 etc.


What customers say.

"Many thanks for your fast efficient service. Kind Regards".

"Basic HIPs in the same day, unbelievable and at such a low price! Great service thanks." Paul Adams

"Five EPC's (Energy Performance Certificates) surveys and certificates completed in one day for £200. (We had quotes for nearly three times that price!) Thanks for such a quick and friendly service. You moved through the property surveys with enviable confidence. Wish we could rely on this level of service with other suppliers. Thanks" R.K Properties.

"You were so kind to me I really did not need my Helper there when you were at my home. Thanks for moving the heavy packing cases. Thanks for explaining the object of the survey". (Mrs Jane)

"So quick and so cheap just made one phone call and it all happened thanks" Steve

"You made it look so easy, and for just £45, do you do house hold repairs" Edward

"Fast friendly and efficient, the inspection was carried out and the certificates emailed to us within a few hours" Dave T

Accredited Green Deal Assessor

Undertake Green Deal Assessments in accordance with new Government Green Deal initiative.

The Government's new Green Deal allows for Energy Efficiency Improvements to be made to qualifying properties without upfront payment (subject to terms and conditions) The Accredited Green Deal Assessor (also an Accredited DEA) makes a visit to the property to determine building fabric and Occupancy Levels. Then submits this information to produce the relevant reports. If the property qualifies and the owners (and other interested parties) wish to proceed with the improvements, the project will be managed by a Green Deal Provider.

The cost of the improvements are in the form of a loan tied to the property. The "Golden Rule" being that savings in energy costs must meet the cost of the improvements over an allotted time period. The repayments are collected via an attachment to the electricity bill. As an example: if the previous electricity bill was £100 per month and the improvements reduced that payment to £70, the the bill would still be £100 with £30 (per month) going to pay off the loan.The electricity bill is selected because not all properties have gas. Where the savings reduce the gas bill then the amount saved on the gas bill would be added to the electricity bill. It is also possible to make up front payments to extend the scope of improvements.

All energy improvement measures (associated with the Green Deal) must be installed by Approved Green Deal Installers, as a guarantee of quality.


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