Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Commercial Energy Performance Certificates 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

An EPC is valid for 10 years.

The commercial EPC will provide the energy rating of a 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 following properties are exempt from Commercial EPCs

- Free-standing (completely detached) units under 50sqm
- Temporary buildings
- Places of worship
- Where a building is due to be demolished by a prospective buyer
- Industrial sites, workshops, non-residential agricultural buildings (where not air conditioned or fully heated/cooled)

The Commercial 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.

Our assessors are also qualified to undertake Domestic Energy Assessments for any commercial properties that also have adjoining residential property, for example a shop with a flat above. The residential EPC can be included in our quote and completed at the same time as the Commercial EPC.

Please contact our Office if you require any information regarding EPCs for commercial properties, Or the services that SEA - Scotland Energy Assessors offers or if you require a quotation from SEA - Scotland Energy Assessors to undertake a commercial EPC.