Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s)
EPC’s have been with us since 2008 and now fall under the requirements of The
Energy Act (2011), and it is a legal requirement that all Commercial properties
to be Sold or Let have an EPC in place.
There is a significant difference between Commercial EPC’s and Domestic
EPC assesses the building fabric, windows, roofing, lighting, hot water
services, conditioning systems and the occupational usage. The EPC lasts for
Ten years unless superseded by another report and will result in the building
being issued with an ‘A – G’ asset rating, with ‘A’ being more
efficient and ‘G’ less efficient.
April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards came into force and make it
unlawful to lease a property with a ‘F / G’ rating. However, the sale of properties with a ‘F
/ G’ rating is unaffected.
organisations and property investors are now taking the EPC into consideration
and incorporating the EPC as part of their due diligence when assessing the
viability of commercial properties.
are able to guide you through the EPC process, advise when an EPC is not
legally required and also provide professional assistance to ensure compliance
at the time of sale/let or to assist with protecting your financial investment
at cost effective levels.
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