Energy Performance Certificates

Commercial Energy Performance Certificates

Commercial or Non-domestic EPC’s are required for the sale of a property, the granting of a new lease or assignment of an existing lease.  This also includes:

  • Sales by Liquidators & Receivers
  • Inter-company transfers
  • Sales and Leasebacks

Commercial EPCs are valid for 10 years, although where improvements have been made to the property the EPC should be updated to reflect the new improved energy efficiency of the property.

The commercial EPC will provide the energy rating of the building, enabling the purchaser or tenant to make an informed decision as to the energy efficiency of their investment.

The EPC has to be made available at the earliest opportunity and no later than the earliest of:

  • When the property particulars have been prepared or when any written information has been provided in response to a request for information from a serious buyer or tenant
  • When a viewing is undertaken
  • Before entering into a contract to sell, let or assign

The Energy Performance Certificate provides the owner of a property and the potential buyer with an energy efficiency rating. This allows the purchaser to make an informed decision on the carbon consumption of their investment and how they can make any potential savings on their energy costs.

Where commercial property has self contained residential accommodation such as shops with self contained flats above then there is a requirement to obtain both a Commercial and a Domestic EPC.   The Domestic EPC can be included in our quotation and completed at the same time as the Commercial EPC.

Only qualified and accredited Non-domestic Energy Assessors can provide Commercial EPCs.  Our Non-Domestic Energy Assessors are accredited by Elmhurst Energy.

Commercial Energy Performance Certificates start from £250+VAT.

In order to provide you with the best quotation it would be useful if you have the following information to hand:

  • Full address including postcode
  • Approximate age of building
  • General description of building
  • Number of floors
  • Approximate size
  • Approximate number of rooms

Residential Energy Performance Certificates

Residential or Domestic EPCs are required when selling or letting residential property and are valid for 10 years.

If you hold a valid EPC you will not be required to obtain a new certificate every time you re-let a property, although where improvements have been made to the property the EPC should be updated to reflect the new improved energy efficiency of the property.

The Energy Performance Certificate provides the owner of the property and potential buyers with an energy efficiency rating.  This, together with recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of the property allow the purchaser to make an informed decision on the carbon consumption of their investment and how they can make any potential savings on their energy costs.

Only qualified and accredited Domestic Energy Assessors can provide Domestic EPCs.

Domestic Energy Performance Certificates are available from £75+VAT.

Get in touch

For further information, call us on 01782 659 905 or email us at info@hammondsurveyors.co.uk