You will require a non-domestic EPC when:
- 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
Avoid a hefty fine – order your EPC now
Fines of between £500 and £5,000 can be levied on organisations who do not make an EPC available to any prospective tenant or buyer. Unlike domestic EPCs (except for Scotland), in most cases a commercial EPC needs to be displayed at the premises. The following situations would provide exemption from having to obtain a non-domestic EPC.
- listed or officially protected, and the minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter it
- a temporary building only going to be used for 2 years or less
- used as a place of worship or for other religious activities
- an industrial site, workshop or non-residential agricultural building that doesn’t use much energy
- a detached building with a total floor space under 50 square metres
- due to be demolished by the seller or landlord and they have all the relevant planning and conservation consents
If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for an exemption please contact our support team.