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Energy Performance Certificates

We are also able to provide a range of energy assessment and environmental services.

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document which indicates the energy efficiency of a building as identified from analyses and information available about the building. Ratings are shown as bandings from A to G, with A being the most energy efficient.

All EPCs are valid for 10 years.

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Residential EPCs

EPCs are required whenever a property is built, sold or rented.

You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent.

In Scotland, you must display the EPC somewhere in the property eg in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.

Commercial EPCs

Commercial EPCs are required whenever a property is sold or rented.

You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your Commercial property to sell or rent.

Exceptions

EPCs are not required:

  • If the property is due to be demolished
  • If the total floor area is less than 50sqm and it is a detached building
  • An industrial site with no conditioned space
  • A temporary building that will be utilised for 2 years or less
  • A place of worship
  • A Listed Building (where any recommendations would alter the buildings character)

Ruth Brown and Jennifer Swanson are both accredited Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs). Ruth Brown is also an accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessor (NDEA).

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