What is a Commercial EPC - An Informative

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					What is a Commercial EPC
 The Commercial EPC - Energy Performance Certificate looks similar to the
certificates now provided with domestic appliances such as tumble dryers and
washing machines.
 It tells potential buyers and tenants about the energy performance of a building so
they can consider energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision to
buy or occupy that building.
 All EPCs come with a recommendation report which includes information and
suggestions on improvements you could make to save money and energy.
 From 1st October 2008, it became a legal requirement for the Seller or Landlord to
provide a Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to potential buyers
and tenants.
 This is to help them consider the energy efficiency of the building as part of their
investment or business decision whether to buy or occupy that building. Commercial
EPCs should be provided to the 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 or in any event before entering into a contract to sell or let.
Failure to obtain a Commercial EPC can result in a penalty charge. In most cases, the
penalty charge will be 12.5% of the rateable value of the building with a default
penalty of £750. The range of penalties are set with a minimum of £500 and
capped at a maximum of £5000.
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