Stacey Surveys Ltd
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An EPC is intended to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of buildings in West Wales, so they can consider energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision to buy or occupy that building.
An Commercial EPC is only required when a building is constructed, sold or rented out. Not only in West Wales but Wales and England.
EPCs for non-dwellings must be produced by an accredited non-domestic energy assessor, who is a member of a government approved accreditation scheme. Our assessor Phil Stacey can carry out a survey of your Commercial property in West Wales, and and supply you with a commercial EPC.
Quidos and Elmhurst accredited Phil Stacey is a qualified, accredited and insured Commercial Energy Assessor with 10 years’ experience, offering a warm & efficient service, putting clients at ease and providing a professional service to commercial clients throughout West Wales.
If you are selling, renting or building commercial property, you need a commercial EPC report.
If a property is split into parts ‘designed or altered to be used as separate accommodation' the parts may each require their own EPC. The sale and let of commercial buildings can be complex with multiple tenancies and uses.
Whether you need a single or multiple EPC reports may depend on the heating systems, and your future plans for the building.
An EPC should be provided to a prospective buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity, and no later than when a viewing is conducted, or when written information is provided about the building. Even if no marketing takes place it must be provided before entering into a contract to sell or let.
An EPC is valid for up to 10 years, unless a newer EPC is produced for the property. The property can change hands as many times as required during that peroid.
Local weights and measures authorities in West Wales, usually through their trading standards officers are responsible for enforcing the requirement to have a Commercial EPC on sale or let of a building. See EPC enforcement and fines.
How do I know if an EPC is still Valid?
You will need to check the date on the certificate to see if it is still valid.
Is there a pass or fail to the EPC rating?
There is a link to a document below which provides guidance and advice to non-domestic landlords, local weights and measures enforcement authorities, and others with an interest in the minimum level of energy efficiency required to let non-domestic property under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. The link can be found here: MEES REGULATIONS
Yes, as of the 1st of April 2018, landlords of non-domestic private rented properties (including public sector landlords) may not grant a new tenancy to tenants if their property has an EPC rating of band F or G (shown on a valid Energy Performance Certificate for the property).
And from 1 April 2023, landlords must not continue letting a non-domestic property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating of band F or G.
Where a landlord wishes to continue letting property which is currently sub-standard, they will first need to ensure that energy efficiency improvements are made which raise the rating to a minimum of E.
Providing that the report has been produced a good surveyor, relevant information on how to improve the buildings efficiency can be found in the recommendation report. Look out for 'other recommendations selected by the energy surveyor' which should provide valid reasons to improve the buildings efficiency.