EPC rating of F – how is this possible?

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15:53 PM, 19th June 2013
About 8 years ago

EPC rating of F – how is this possible?

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EPC rating of F – how is this possible?

EPC rating of F - how is this possible?I’ve been informed by my letting agents that my property has been given an EPF rating of F.

What I don’t understand is why, it’s not that it’s poorly insulated.

My house has more than the industry standard loft insulation, it has cavity wall insulation and is fully double glazed throughout, plus a modern and up to date combi boiler and recent roof repairs.

Not that it makes any difference to insulation so far as I know but I also have UPVC soffits and guttering and renewed chimney.

Any help would be appreciated.

Kind regards

Stuart Logan.

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Andrew Taylor

17:46 PM, 21st June 2013
About 8 years ago

Tenants seem to be more interested in whether their sofa will fit in the lounge rather than whether a property scored a F or B on its EPC. I have never had a tenant even look at the EPC prior to taking a property. In their shoes, I'd be the same.

Kevin Thomson

10:55 AM, 22nd June 2013
About 8 years ago

Andrew Taylor: yes, agree that tenants have no interest in this whatsoever. My F-rated flat generated huge interest when it was advertised, and there was not a single question from inquirers about the epc.

Colin Childs: yes, definitely best to meet the surveyor at the property when they're carrying out the epc. Explain things, check what they do etc......in other words do a lot of their job for them.

13:09 PM, 24th June 2013
About 8 years ago

Many thanks for your suggestions and answers.
I have spoken to my letting agents and through email. I was told to provide documentation to prove that my house was double glazed and that I had an up to date combi boiler system. All the paperwork was left with them and copies in the house. I've yet to see the report as my house is in the northeast of England and I live in London.
I am enquiring in person later this week. Their reasons (excuses ) go from not having access to said house loft; yet they have all the keys and that my boiler was in a locked extension but which they also had the key to.
I will be taking the advice you have given me to the meeting.

Simon Holloway

16:48 PM, 24th June 2013
About 8 years ago

Stuart. The EPC is readily available for you to look at on-line.

Go to https://www.epcregister.com/reportSearchAddressByPostcode.html

and input the post code. You should be able to download it as you are an "Authorised Person".

I strongly advise you to download the report, check the information (see my earlier post) and then contact the Energy Assessor whose details will be on the EPC. You will then be speaking direct to the person who did the suvey rather than passing messages through the Agent.

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