Knowledgebase: DCLG Guide to EPC (D)
Situations where an EPC is not required
Posted by Mike Gordon on 22 July 2015 01:14 PM

EPCs are not required on sale or rent for buildings due to be demolished, provided the

seller or landlord can demonstrate that:

the building is to be sold or rented out with vacant possession

the building is suitable for demolition and

the resulting site is suitable for redevelopment

all relevant planning permissions, listed building consents and conservation

area consents exist in relation to the demolition, and

they believe, on reasonable grounds, that a prospective buyer or tenant

intends to demolish the building (e.g. on evidence of an application for

planning permission)

Additionally, in line with the removal of unnecessary gold-plating, from 9 January 2013,

the following types of buildings will not require an EPC:

buildings and monuments officially protected as part of a designated

environment or because of special architectural or historic merit in so far as

compliance with certain energy efficiency requirements would

unacceptably alter character or appearance

buildings used as places of worship and for religious activities

temporary buildings with a planned time of use of two years or less

residential buildings which are intended to be used less than four months

of the year

stand-alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m²