Obtain a Commercial EPC for your Property

The Energy Performance Certificate or EPC is a requirement before a commercial property can be put on the market. This document summarizes the survey of a qualified energy assessor which determines how energy efficient the property is. Commercial EPCs with good ratings generally have a positive impact on the market value and perception of the property. If you’re a letting agent, property owner, or landlord planning to let or sell your commercial building, Prop Cert’s energy assessors can be of service.

Obtain a Commercial EPC for your Property

When do you Need an EPC?

A commercial property cannot be sold or let on the market without an EPC. Even if you don’t have the actual certificate yet, a booking confirmation with us is enough to satisfy this requirement. You don’t have to worry though; our turnaround time of 3.5 days is the best in the industry.

Aside from going to market, an EPC is also needed when your property is viewed, when written information is requested, or the moment when contracts are being exchanged. In any case, it’s best to have this requirement taken care of ahead of time.

There are some exemptions to this rule:

  • Structures that are temporary and will only be used for less than two years
  • Stand alone properties with less than 50 sqm of floor space
  • Places of worship
  • Properties with demolition orders
  • Properties that have low energy demands

When do you Need an EPC

What Happens During an Assessment?

A commercial energy assessor has a Non-Domestic Energy Assessor certification. Our team of level 3, 4, and 5 expert commercial assessors are qualified to evaluate anything from small shops to the largest industrial compounds.

These assessors look into the lighting, heating, ventilation, insulation, and other related characteristics of a building when conducting their surveys. They also take size, age, type, and materials used into consideration.

At the end of the assessment, along with the certificate, the energy assessor will also provide a detailed list of recommendations on how to improve the property’s energy efficiency. A rating between ‘A’ and ‘G’ is given to properties. A is the highest rating and the most attractive for buyers and renters because of how energy costs are cheaper.

What Happens During an Assessment?

  • Code C1 (\'Danger Present\') - Anybody using the faulty installation is at risk. A repair must be performed as soon as possible. A qualified person must ensure the installation will be safe to use moving forward.
  • Code C2 (\'Potentially Dangerous\') - There is no immediate threat but the damage is likely to pose a threat in the future.
  • Code C3 (\'Improvement Recommended\') –The damage may not present an immediate or potential danger but would result in a significantly safer environment if remedied.

Examples of Code C1 include exposed live wires that are accessible to human touch and conductive parts that have become exposed.

Examples of Code C2 include the absence or a reliable earthing, and when a metallic pipe is used for flammable liquids like gases.

Examples of Code C3 include the absence of a \'Safety Electrical Connection - Do Not Remove\' sign, and socket outlets mounted incorrectly.

Why Prop Cert?

Since 2010, we have been providing businesses like you commercial EPCs and other similarly important documents quickly, reliably, and affordably. We take pride in the work we have been doing and it shows in the quality of our service. Call us to schedule a visit today.


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