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Situations where an EPC is not required

Additionally, the following types of buildings will not require an EPC:

  • buildings and monuments officially protected as part of a designated environment or because of special architectural or historic merit in so far as compliance with certain energy efficiency requirements would unacceptably alter character or appearance.

  • buildings used as places of worship and for religious activities

  • temporary buildings with a planned time of use of two years or less.

  • residential buildings which are intended to be used less than four months of the year.

  • stand-alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m².

EPCs are not required on sale or rent for buildings due to be demolished, provided the seller or landlord can demonstrate that:

  • the building is to be sold or rented out with vacant possession

  • the building is suitable for demolition and the resulting site is suitable for redevelopment

  • all relevant planning permissions, listed building consents and conservation area consents exist in relation to the demolition and

  • they believe, on reasonable grounds, that a prospective buyer or tenant intends to demolish the building (e.g. on evidence of an application for  application for planning permission)

Situations where an EPC is not required