Home Inspection Home

All you need to know about HIPS...

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Poor EPC ''unlikely to deter buyers''

Potential buyers are unlikely to be put off purchasing a property even if it scores a poor grade on its energy performance certificate (EPC), it has been suggested.

The EPC, which forms part of the home information packs (Hips) that are now mandatory for homes with three or more bedrooms, gives a property a score between A (best) and G (worst) to rate its energy efficiency but according to financial services firm Legal & General, buyers are not overly concerned by them.

During price negotiations, this could be a factor, but Hip resource site hipcentral.co.uk suggests that there are simple tips sellers can follow to improve the saleability of their home. They point out that putting a insulating jacket on a hot water tank and fitting thermostatic radiator valves are good low-cost options.