Commercial EPCs

Energy Performance Certificate survey 

An EPC survey takes in to account the size ,the shape, the fabric, existing heating and air conditioning/ventilation systems, hot water, and lighting.

It also takes into account the way energy is being used within the building.

Surveys must be carried out by a qualified Energy Assessor.

Commercial EPC produces an asset rating for a building on a scale of

A to G (with A being the most efficient). This rating is accompanied by a numeric rating which helps to compare buildings more accurately. comparison ratings are also shown on the certificate to indicate how thE building compares with UK newly constructed building stock

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When is a commercial EPC required?

A Commercial EPC is required before a building is put up for sale or rent, and must be made available to the prospective buyer or tenant free of charge.(it is the responsibility of the seller or landlord to commission the EPC )

Why do I need an EPC?

UK Government policy and EU Legislation on the reduction of carbon emissions state that all homes and business premises offered for sale or lease/rent must have an EPC before they can be offered on the market.

(All commercial property that is sold or let must have an EPC commissioned prior to, or within 7 days of being put on the market. There is a further 21 days allowed for the completion and the acquisition of the EPC.

EPCs are valid for 10 years irrespective of how many times the property is put on the market for sale or lease during that time.

How do I obtain a commercial EPC?

Our accredited energy assessors are more than happy to complete an energy  assessment for you and produce an Energy Performance Certificate on your behalf.


  • Temporary buildings

  • Commercial buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2

  • If a building is scheduled for demolition then an EPC will not be required provided the seller or landlord can demonstrate:

    • the building is suitable for demolition and the site will be suitable for redevelopment

    • the owner or tenant intends to demolish the building and holds planning permission

    • the building is to be sold or rented out with vacant possession

  • Compulsory purchase orders and lease surrenders ​

  • Places of worship

Penalties for not having an EPC

The penalty is in most cases 12.5 % of the Rateable Value of the building. (to a maximum of £5000)

If you require a commercial EPC or a Section 63 Energy Action Plan.

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