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Knowledgebase : DCLG Guide to EPC (ND)
An EPC is only required when a building is constructed, sold or rented out. For the purposes of the regulations, a building is defined as "a roofed construction having walls, for which energy is used to condition the indoor climate, and a reference ...
Q. HOW LONG IS AN EPC (EPC) VALID FOR? A. An EPC is valid for 10 years or until replaced with a newer one. Q. HOW MUCH WILL AN EPC COST? A. The price of and EPC has been set by the market and market demand. It is likely in practice that the cost w...
A BUILDING is defined as "a roofed construction having walls, for which energy is used to condition the indoor climate; a building may refer to the building as a whole or parts thereof that have been designed or altered to be used separately". A STA...
Local weights and measures authorities (usually through their trading standards officers) are responsible for enforcing the requirement to have an EPC on sale or let of a building. Failure to make available an EPC as required by the regulations means ...
When a building being constructed is physically complete, it is the responsibility of the person carrying out the construction to give an EPC and recommendation report to the building owner and to notify building control that this has been done. Build...
As soon as a building is in the process of being offered for sale or rent, it is the responsibility of the seller or landlord (i.e. the relevant person) to make available free of charge an EPC to any prospective buyer or tenant. The EPC must be prov...
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...
The sale of an interest in the building must be treated as the same as the sale of the building itself and an EPC will be required for the assignment of a lease, where a leasehold interest is being passed on to another person. The sub-letting of a b...
The purpose of providing an EPC during the sale or renting process is to enable potential buyers or tenants to consider the energy performance of a building as part of their investment. Not all transactions will be considered to be a sale or let to wh...
In addition to the asset rating, the EPCs must convey several other key pieces of information: * REFERENCE INFORMATION - this includes the unique certificate report reference number (generated when the certificate is lodged on the central non-domestic...
The energy rating of a building is a complex calculation which is based on a combination of factors. The key factors are: * the type of construction of the building (including walls, roofs, floors and glazing) * whether parts (zones) of the building...
The EPC looks broadly similar to the energy labels now provided with vehicles and many household appliances. Its purpose is to indicate how energy efficient a building is. The certificate will provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, wher...
In general terms the EPC provided or made available should reflect the accommodation being sold or rented out. In terms of the requirement for an EPC, buildings can have multiple tenancies, differing lease agreements, various sub-letting arrangement...
An EPC is required when a building is constructed, sold or rented out: a. for buildings that are non-dwellings this requirement started for those buildings with a total useful floor area greater than 10,000m2 from 6 April 2008 b. for buildings that ...