Commercial Energy Performance Certificate

A Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) certifies that a commercial building is energy efficient after a thorough inspection of the building.

Who Needs a Commercial EPC?

According to the law, landlords and commercial property owners in the UK are required to provide an EPC to their prospective buyers when leasing a commercial or residential building.

There are, however, some cases in which an EPC is not required, as follows:

  1. If a commercial building is going to be demolished
  2. Buildings that are temporary; buildings which may be demolished after two years
  3. Places of worship
  4. Industrial buildings, workshops, and agricultural buildings with fewer energy demands
  5. A non-residential building with a useful floor area of less than 50m2

Commercial EPC Requirements

Commercial property owners must provide an EPC to the prospective buyer or the tenant within days of actual viewing.

According to the law, a penalty is charged if a landlord fails to provide the tenant with an EPC. The penalty rate is 12.5% of the property's value (minimum £500 and maximum £5,000).

In case this formula cannot be used, the penalty amount is fixed at £750. Even after the penalty is charged, the landlord is required to submit an EPC at the earliest.

Therefore, to avoid administrative penalties, book your EPC online. Get an Instant Quote from Us Today.

EPC for Subdivided Property

Landlords of a subdivided property are required to submit EPC for each unit separately. It means that if a commercial property is divided into different sections, such as commercial activity, accommodation, etc., each section would require its own EPC.

In the case of subdivided property, EPC requirements depend upon the type of heating systems in the building. It means that properties with a separate heating system require a separate EPC. In the case of a common heating system, you can get an EPC for the entire building.

If one section of the subdivided property is intended for residential/ accommodation purposes, then that section requires a Residential EPC.

Commercial EPC Cost

The prices for commercial EPC depends upon the size and type of property. Take note that in some places across the UK, a surcharge may be levied for the EPC.

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