When would I legally need a commercial EPC?
It is a legal requirement to obtain a Commercial EPC when you are selling or letting out a property. The responsibility for providing an EPC lies with the property owner or landlord who must provide the valid certificate free of charge to a prospective buyer or tenant.
You would also need a commercial EPC upon construction of a newly built non-domestic property or when a non-domestic property has been modified to include the provision or modification of HVAC services.
It is important to note that the requirement covers non-domestic properties other than commercial buildings, for example a school, hospital or library.
As with Domestic EPC’s there are certain properties that do not require an EPC by law, such as a place of worship or a listed building. If you are unsure of the law, please contact us and we will be happy to clarify the legislation in relation to your property.