EPC Bromley – Local company providing a range of property surveys

Provider of EPCs and Other Domestic Property Assessments in the London Borough of Bromley – Call 07709 304251

Here is a list of services that EPC Bromley provides.

  • EPC  (Energy Performance Certificate) –  Required whenever you build, sell or rent out a property.  From £50.00.
  • LRA (Legionella Risk Assessment) – Required by Landlords who are renting out a property or anybody who would like to assess the risk of Legionella in their home.  From £45.00.
  • Inventory Reports – Provides assurances for Landlords and Tenants with regard to condition of property.  From £80.00.
  • Check In/Check Out/Interim Reports.
  • Floor Plans from £25.00.
  • Energy Report.  Report for landlords who are concerned that their properties might not meet MEES requirements.  For housing associations who want to gauge the efficiency of their housing stock.  For anyone looking where to prioritise energy efficient measure installation in their property.  From £75.00.

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Alternatively, simply call Andrew Dedman, your Bromley based  assessor on 07709 304251 or email.  assessor@epcbromley.co.uk

EPC Bromley

EPC Bromley is a local company and not a franchise.  Andrew is a lifelong resident of the London Borough of Bromley.  He is the owner of EPC Bromley, the person you will speak to in order to book your survey and the person who will come to your house and complete the survey.

For further information on EPCs, home energy efficiency, and landlord requirements please see the EPC Bromley blog, example articles below.

What does an EPC assessor do in your house?

How does an assessor record their data?

Energy Efficiency – A Continuing Government Failure

Domestic EPC

Energy Performance Certificates

All domestic and residential properties in the UK must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place if they are to be sold or rented out.

An EPC is also a good indicator for a homeowner as to where energy improvement measures could be installed in their home and how they could save you money on your energy bills.

What is an EPC?

Think of the sticker with the coloured chart that you now get on every new appliance you buy.  This tells you how energy efficient an appliance is.  It’s exactly the same for a property, an EPC tells you exactly how energy efficient it is and how much it will cost to heat and light.  It will also tell you the carbon emissions of a property.

The ratings range from G, a property that is extremely inefficient, to A, a property that is very efficient.  The document will also show you how energy efficient a property could be and the measures you would need to take to get there.

Once lodged, an EPC is valid for 10 years.

When do you need an EPC?

  • When you come to sell a property it must have a valid EPC in place.
  • If you want to rent out a property you must have a valid EPC in place.  It must also attain a certain level.  See MEES 2018.
  • When applying for a feed in tariff (FIT) or a renewable heat incentive (RHI).
  • As part of a Green Deal.
  • If you would like to ascertain which energy saving measures would be best suited to your property.

Who produces EPCs?

Only an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor can complete a survey and produce a valid Energy Performance Certificate.

If you would like to see the accreditation details of an assessor see the EPC Register.

If you would like further information, have a look at the folowing articles.

What does an assessor do in your house?

How does an assessor record their data?

For all other services provided by EPC Bromley, see the menus above.

Floor Plans

Floor Plan for Bungalow

Floor Plans for Domestic Properties

A floor plan is an important resource for property marketing whether you are selling or renting.  It is one of the first details a potential buyer or renter will look at to establish whether it is the right property for them, and whether it is worth a visit in the first place.

It allows someone to decide on the versatility of potential accommodation, how it would work with their possessions and how they would fit their lives into it.  Not only that, it gives buyers an initial idea as to whether the property is extendable and how they would go about doing it.

At EPC Bromley we provide basic floor plans at a reasonable price, enabling agents to provide more information to potential customers, and giving customers an initial idea of layout and size of potential properties.

Floor plans are often provided along with our other services such as EPCs or inventories.  See the menus above for what else we can offer.

Landlords, click here if you ned to know more information about Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.

Zoopla consider Floor Plans to be extremely important in the marketing of a property.  Click here for their article.

Legionella Risk Assessment

LRA for Landlords

In residential rental properties the responsibility for the protection of tenants against Legionnaire’s Disease rests with the landlords.

Health and Safety legislation dictates that landlords must carry out a periodic Legionella Risk Assessment (LRA) on their properties.  They must take action where required and have control measures in place to minimise the risk of the disease.

Legionella Risk Assessment (LRA)

A Legionella Risk Assessment will show the risks and the simple control methods that should be put in place by landlords.

An LRA is usually carried out on domestic houses and flats with small water systems and a high water turnover.  In most of this cases an LRA will show low risks.  As long as proper control measures are followed going forward there should be no further risk.

However, this needs to be periodically reviewed and should a future Legionella Risk Assessment show changes, the appropriate action would need to be taken.

To book an LRA with EPC Bromley, or to find out prices, see the menus above.

What is Legionella?

Legionella is a type of bacteria which can lead to the contraction of Legionnaire’s Disease.  Its habitat is usually natural water resources where it can be found in low numbers.  These numbers can multiply rapidly in the following conditions:

  • In water between 20℃ and 50℃
  • Where nutrients are available to feed on, such as debris in a water tank
  • Where water is left to stagnate

The optimum temperature for Legionella growth is between 35℃ and 40℃.  Lower than 20℃ and it remains dormant, above 50℃ it starts to die off.  If the temperature of water is raised to 60℃ then 90% of the bacteria is dead within two minutes.

Legionella also need to eat to survive.  These are some of its favourite food sources.

  • Limescale
  • Rust
  • Biofilms.  Basically slime you find on stagnating water which has been caused by other bacteria
  • Organic materials – Legionella feeds on the amino acids
  • Natural plumbing materials

Legionnaire’s Disease is caused by the the inhalation (not the consumption) of infected water.  In other words water droplets need to be breathed in.  This is made possible by man-made water systems such as showers, spray taps, hoses and hot-tubs.

High Risk Groups

  • Anyone over 45 years of age
  • Smokers
  • The immunosuppressed

EPC Bromley provides other services for landlords.  See the menus above for more detail.

Health and Safety Executive information on Legionella.

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