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Survey Services

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are both highly experienced Chartered Surveyors, based in Carlisle specialising in valuations and surveys of homes throughout Cumbria, Northern England and Southern Scotland.

We can provide a range of Surveys and/or Valuations to suit individual clients requirements and budgets:                 

ISVA Home Survey

Full Building Survey 

Residential Condition Report

Abbreviated Survey and Valuation

Development and Appraisal

Valuations for all purposes

 

Energy Performance Certificates EPC

EPCs are required by law for any properties which are to be rented out or sold. There are a few exemptions including Listed Buildings.

The assessment of domestic properties is usually straightforward and the fees reflect this, typically £70 plus vat for an average property.

Commercial properties are more complex to assess and the fees start at £200 plus vat. The complexity of the building is the key factor.

From April 2018 new legislation comes into force (MEES) affecting all properties to be rented out, both domestic and commercial. Every property will need to achieve a Band E rating or above.

So in order to see whether a property will comply, owners intending to rent their properties out are advised to have their properties assessed before April so that improvements can be added (additional insulation for example) to improve the rating to an E.

Birley Steele can advise you on this. We advise you not to leave it until the last minute to engage with the MEES Regulations.