Under the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations, 2012, it has been statutory law since April 2012 that any premises being marketed for sale, or to let, are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) attached to the marketing particulars prior to being marketed.
EPCs are valid for 10 years and can be reused as required within that period. A new EPC is not required each time there is a change of tenancy, or the property is sold, provided it is no more than 10 years old. Where more than one is produced, the most recent EPC is the valid one.
EPCs must be displayed in commercial premises larger than 500m² that are frequently visited by the public, and where one has previously been produced for the sale, construction or renting out of the building.
Stimpsons Eves work in conjunction with a consultant who can inspect premises on behalf of Clients and produce an in-depth EPC Report and certificate.