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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)Newbury
What is an Energy Performance Certificate? 
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's) are required on most types of commercial property and residential properties. The commercial property EPC provides a rating of the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a building, whereas a residential EPC is based on the running costs of the building. They are both scored on the scale A to G with A being the most energy efficient. See Flow Diagram

A qualified assessor must undertake an inspection and assess the building in order to produce an EPC and recommendation report.

When do I need an EPC?
An EPC is required when a building is constructed, let or sold and is valid for a period of 10 years unless any changes are made prior to that point in which case a new EPC is required. 
An EPC must be provided prior to marketing space For Sale or To Let and is the responsibility of the owner or landlord to produce. 

Who can produce the EPC? 
Only a qualified Energy Assessor can produce and register an EPC. Shane Prater and Tom Price are both qualified Energy Assessors (Dip NDEA) and Tom is also a qualified Energy Assessor (Dip DEA) for residential properties. 

What happens if I ignore the requirement for an EPC? 
The buildings EPC should be available to all parties when the building is marketed, penalties will be incurred if a certificate is not produced. This is based on 12.5% of the Rateable Value up to a maximum of £5,000.

At Quintons we can carry our EPC’s for both commercial and residential properties so if you require this service, don’t hesitate to contact us.

About Quintons Commercial

Quintons are Chartered Surveyors that deal with all aspects of commercial property in Newbury and West Berkshire. Our sister company Quinton Edwards offers specialist commercial property advice to the Garden Centre and Horticultural industry.

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