Fees for Domestic Energy Assessment
The fees for assessments are set according to property size:
|For one or two bedroom properties||
|For three or four bedroom properties||
|For five or more bedroom properties||
(note that a study, office or playroom will count as a bedroom)
These charges include all travel and incidental expenses. Staged assessment may be arranged, as detailed on the Domestic Energy Assessment page, with an additional fee of £40 where a re-inspection is necessary following improvements to the property.
For landlords a discount of 25% is offered for the second, and any subsequent, inspection of contiguous properties (e.g. flats in the same building, terraced cottages etc.) when these are assessed at the same time. Further discounts may be negotiated for extended engagements.
VAT at the standard rate is charged on all fees. Prerequisite information requirement: (where available)
- The approximate date of construction
- The date of any refurbishment or extension
- Hand-book or user manual for any central heating boiler
Note: if the property is occupied, and there are children at home, a responsible adult must also be present during the assessment survey.
Fees for Commercial Energy Assessments
Fees are based on the total floor area of the building, at approximately £2 per square meter. This baseline is adjusted up for more complex buildings, and down for larger buildings such as warehouses. Other factors that will influence this calculation include the age of the building, and the range of facilities included - workshops, offices, cloakrooms, kitchens, mess rooms etc. The provision of architects plans or specifications and manuals for heating, ventilation or cooling equipment will help to minimise costs.
Fees are subject to a minimum charge of £150 (£175 in Scotland), and include all lodgement fees and incidental expenses. VAT at the standard rate is applied.
Fees in Scotland tend to be slightly higher because of the different regulatory framework which demands a more extensive analysis, and the provision of a robust framed copy of the EPC in order to facilitate compliance with the legal requirement to affix the Certificate to the building.
In addition to the standard EPC and associated reports clients are provided with a detailed Client Report explaining the background to the assessment, any limitations encountered, supplementary information on recommendations, and good practice guidelines for energy conservation. In Scotland this report also includes an explanation of the derivation of the benchmark achieved after cost effective improvements have been implemented.