Connells helps homeowners with free EPC

30 June 2010

Connells is delighted to announce it will be offering customers who use its home conveyancing service a free Energy Performance Certificate*worth almost £100 including VAT.

The move follows the suspension of Home Information Packs at the end of May and should help homeowners get their properties on the market with no upfront cost.

“Although a HIP is no longer needed by homeowners looking to sell their property, the Energy Performance Certificate or EPC, which was previously included in the HIP, is still required,” says Connells Regional Director Liz Brown. “EPCs must be commissioned before we can start marketing a property so our free EPC offer should help those looking to move to get their home on the market more quickly and with no initial outlays.

“The welcome decision to suspend HIPs by the new coalition Government removed a significant cost of moving for those looking to sell,” Liz continues. “Connells free EPC will go one step further and, we hope, will allay any uncertainty for those who wish to move home.”

The free EPC is available to anyone using Connells Home Conveyancing to complete their sale so customers will also benefit from Connells ‘No move no legal fee’ arrangement and its ‘fixed price guarantee’.

EPCs were introduced to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings and have been required whenever a home is being built, sold or rented out since October 2008. The EPC is part of a series of measures across Europe to help cut buildings carbon emission and tackle climate change.

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Further information

For further information and photography, please contact the press office on 01525 215419 or email Julia Brook, Group PR Manager: Julia.brook@connells.co.uk or Christine Webb, Group PR Executive: Christine.webb@connells.co.uk

Notes to editors

* Terms and conditions apply to the ‘Free EPC with Home Conveyancing’ proposition

About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936, the Connells Group, a subsidiary of the Skipton Building Society, comprises 470 estate agency branches and is the second largest wholly owned estate agency network in the UK. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, which comprises around 150 branches, the Group trades under other well-known local names including William H Brown, Sharman Quinney, Fox & Sons and Barnard Marcus.

As well as residential property sales the Group is involved in a comprehensive range of housing related activities including land and new homes, lettings, surveying, mortgages, conveyancing, relocations, asset management and auctions.

The Connells Group has been named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards for four of the past six years. For more information, please visit www.connells.co.uk
 




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