An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), rates how energy efficient a building is. The certificate will tell you three key pieces of information: firstly, it will grade the building for efficiency from A to G (A is the most efficient grade); secondly it will give suggestions for improving the efficiency of the building; and finally, give an indication to the potential rating of the building if the suggested improvements take place.
If you want to sell or let your commercial property, you need to have a valid EPC before the property is on the market. This document will also be needed at the time of exchange of contracts by law.
There are other situations when an EPC is also needed, for example when a building is under construction or when there are more or fewer parts used for separate occupation.
From the 1st April 2018, new ‘Minimum Energy Efficient Standards’ (MEES) will take effect. These changes will make it unlawful to rent or lease a commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below an E.
The EPC also includes a Recommendation Report. The Recommendations Report, if implemented can save money by reducing energy consumption.
TEAM provides Non-Domestic EPCs nationwide that are compliant with Government regulations and conventions.
Which properties are exempt from an EPC?
For commercial properties fines start at £500 and rise to £5000 depending on the ratable value.
The cost of an EPC will depend on the building being assessed. All EPCs are valid for 10 years.
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