An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient your building is using grades from most to least efficient or A to G respectively.
You must have an EPC if:
- You rent out or sell the premises.
- A building under construction is finished.
There are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve - providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems.
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (No.991), is commonly known as ‘EPBD’.
Trading Standards is responsible for ensuring that valid EPCs are provided. They may serve penalty notices for failure to comply. The penalty for failing to make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant when selling or letting a property is fixed, in most cases, at 12.5 per cent of the rateable value. The penalties are a minimum of £500 and maximum of £5000.
Our team of EPC assessors have been accredited to perform EPC’s right from their 2008 implementation and have produced over 1000 EPC’s to date. In that time, we have catered to local government authorities and large managing agents as well as individual clients.
If you require an EPC for a property, please call ENCOM Energy Compliance Consultancy for expert advice and a competitive quote. We tailor our service to meet the individual needs of the client, particularly if you require this over a limited timeframe, where we make it our priority to assess and produce the EPC as timely as possible.