With the proposed changes to rules and regulations in the property market, and the cost of living growing, energy efficiency has become more and more important. That’s why Melton Building Society is working with Vibrant to offer an energy efficiency assessment that’s designed to save both time and effort for homeowners.
The EPC Plus will show you how efficiently your home uses energy, and will help you find improvements that could potentially save you money and make your property more sustainable.
You are eligible if you have completed on a mortgage account with Melton Building Society after 1st May 2023, including product transfers and further borrowing. You must still hold this mortgage account at the time of applying for the offer and must be the homeowner of the property for which you request the EPC Plus. Only the property owner may apply for a free EPC Plus and the offer is non-transferable.
Melton Building Society is the promoter of this offer, available nationwide. It is important that you read Melton’s offer terms and conditions carefully before applying, we recommend you also keep your own copy for future reference.
In 2007 the government made it a legal requirement for anyone selling, letting or building a property to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) which measures the energy efficiency of a property and gives it a rating. That’s good to know, but what if your rating needs improving? That’s where an EPC Plus could help.
Following an EPC Plus assessment, you’ll have free access to Vibrant’s technical team to discuss recommendations, ask any questions and help identify any sources of funding like grants. They can then project-manage any works for you using their panel of carefully-selected contractors (Vibrant charges a fee for this, ask for a quotation). If you decide to use the project-management service, Vibrant will also provide a revised EPC free of charge once the work is complete. Your property’s new EPC rating will be valid for the next 10 years.
Any agreement for this service, the installation and performance of any subsequent works will be between you and Vibrant.
If you’re a landlord or if you’re considering becoming one in the future, the new EPC rating of your property may affect your ability to let the property out, for example, if your EPC rating is below the minimum standard required. It is important that you understand this impact when requesting an EPC Plus. If you are unsure on how an EPC could impact your property, we recommend seeking your own independent legal advice.
For landlords in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, there are also a number of situations where you may be able to claim exemptions (or identify funding solutions) from the Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations – which set a minimum energy efficiency level for domestic private rented properties. Exemptions must be registered on the central PRS Exemptions Register and Vibrant can support landlords through the full exemptions process and your MEES Compliance Report.
As an experienced supplier of EPCs to the residential sector, Vibrant completes tens of thousands each year. They pride themselves on their fast and efficient service, with 100s of assessors located nationwide. Vibrant never let their guard down, proving their worth having worked in partnership with many property companies with multiple branches nationwide.
If you have a complaint about any element of the EPC Plus and any other service received from Vibrant, please contact them on email@example.com or write to them at the address below.
EPC Plus is an extension of Vibrant’s brand, offering a convenient, high-quality service that’s designed to save you time and energy.