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Energy Performance Certificate

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificate

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is similar to certificates provided with domestic appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators. 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 advice and suggestions on improvements you could make to save money and energy.

Who Needs an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

All buildings being offered for sale or let now need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), this includes residential and commercial properties.

Are there any exemptions?

Places that may not be subject to an Energy Assessment/Energy Performance Certificate(EPC) are as followed:

  • places of worship;
  • temporary buildings with a planned time of use less than 2 years;
  • stand alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2 that are not dwellings;
  • industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand.

As well as the above transactions which do not involve a new owner or tenant may not require an EPC. For Example:

  • lease renewals or extensions to existing tenants
  • compulsory purchase orders
  • lease surrenders.

How Much Does An Energy Performance Certificate Cost?

You can now obtain an instant online quote on our NLIS website or if you prefer you can click here to contact us. We are able to carry out an Energy Performance Certificate anywhere within England and Wales.

NLIS is a very user friendly website making it very easy to order an Energy Performance Certificate. Our online system means that you can order an Energy Performance Certificate in a few simple steps and they can be returned to you via email. Along with Energy Performance Certificates, NLIS can also offer you many other conveyancing searches which can be ordered in the same way.