Property Compliance Plan (PCP)

What is a PCP?

PCP stands for Property Compliance Plan. We developed the PCP for our clients in preparation for MEES regulations implemented in 2018. 

The EPC, although a very useful report, does not always detail the most cost-effective route to reaching the minimum E band required for rental properties from 2018 and potentially the C band which may be a future requirement.

We create the PCP by visiting a property and creating a draft EPC report. We then use the data to remodel the EPC and determine not only the most cost-effective route but also the least disruptive route to increase the property’s energy efficiency rating to an E or C band to achieve compliancy.

Why PCP?

Building Regulations in England are made under the Building Act 1984 and are regularly changed and updated to improve things like fuel and power conservation.

This means if a property surveyed in 2008 was re-assessed in 2021/22 and no or few changes have been made, it will most likely have a lower graded EPC due to tougher building regulations and the increase in fuel prices.

The PCP Process

Stage 1

Draft EPC
Includes site visit to the property to collect data and create draft EPC. If property makes E or C band at this stage we can stop the process and lodge the EPC (usual rate applies).

If the property does not make the desired EPC banding hen Stage 1a starts below:

Stage 1a

PCP (Property Compliance Plan)
Includes PCP report with EPC data alongside for the landlord to use as step-by-step guide to improving the property to the desired EPC banding.

Stage 2

Revisit the property to complete the EPC once improvements have been made. This includes liaising with the property manager, landlord and/or contractors regarding the work conducted.

If you want to go to the next step and produce a Whole House Plan for your property then click here to Read More