We offer a nationwide Commercial EPC service throughout the UK. If you’re selling or leasing a building or part of a building, then the chances are you’ll need an EPC before the sale or lease can be completed.

EPCs certify how energy efficient a property is by using a rating system from A-G, with A being the most efficient. An EPC is derived from standard information regarding the energy efficiency levels and carbon emissions present in a building when checked against a comparative building.

A recommendation report is provided, specifying how improvements can be made which leads to upgrading the energy rating. A Commercial Energy Performance Certificate is valid for 10 years, or until a newer version is produced.

If you’re looking to sell, rent or build a commercial property, then you’ll need a commercial EPC. In England and Wales it is an offence to construct, sell or lease a building without providing an Energy Performance Certificate to potential Tenants, Owner or Occupiers.

There are exceptions to when an EPC is not required:

  • If a building is to be demolished.

  • Temporary buildings with less than two years of usage.

  • An entirely detached building with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2, and not a dwelling.

  • Places of worship.

  • Industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand.

 

When is an EPC required?

You must provide the EPC to a prospective tenant or buyer no later than the actual viewing and it must be included with any other written information provided. A penalty is incurred if you fail to make an EPC available to prospective tenants or buyers. The rate is 12.5% of the value of the property (minimum of £500 to a maximum of £5,000).

 

New Regulations from April 2018

From April 2018, if you are to market your property for rental or renew a lease to an existing tenant, you will need an EPC which is of a band A to E rating rather than a band F or G as if the latter is the case, you will not be allowed to legally market your property.

 

 

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