When are EPCs required for commercial buildings over 50 square metres?
When sold, let, newly built, refurbished, subletting or assignment of a lease
What are the EPC exemptions?
- Less than 50 square metres
- Basic former barns/farm buildings with no heating
- Churches and other religious buildings
- Temporary buildings to be occupied for less than 2 years.
- Buildings due to be demolished/redeveloped
- Residential units not occupied more than 4 months a year.
Within how many days of marketing must an EPC be commissioned?
Who is responsible for procuring an EPC?
What is required to be displayed on particulars?
The rating, and graph where space allows
What must be included on the front page of an EPC?
- Floor area
- Technical information on energy provision
- Estimation of energy running costs
- EPG rating from A+ to G
- Benchmarking information
How long is an EPC valid for?
10 years unless alterations made
Who must enforce the regulations?
Local authorities’ Trading Standards teams
What is the civil fixed penalty for failing to display EPC on residential marketing material?
What is required for public buildings over 250 square metres?
Display Energy Certificates
When will it become a legal requirement to have a minimum EPC rating of E to let a building?
1st April 2018
What does MEES stand for?
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards