Borron Shaw

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Borron Shaw is able to provide energy performance assessments anywhere North West of England. We employe our own team of assessors, able to respond quickly to your needs for commercial, domestic and public buildings.

We appreciate how confusing it can be to understand what is required as a result of the new regulations. That's why we have a dedicated advisory team ready to offer help right now.

Commercial EPC's

The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has now made it compulsory for commercial buildings to have an Energy Performance Certificate at the time of a new tenancy or sale. From January 2009 it has been a legal requirement to provide an EPC with sales or letting information, or at the latest, when the building is viewed.

At Borron Shaw our team of assessors are fully qualified to all levels of energy assessment for commercial premises. We directly employ assessors so that we can provide prompt service and a fast turnaround on documentation. To produce your certificate one of our qualified assessors will visit the premises. We only use our qualified assessors to gather the necessary data. Once the data is gathered it is then entered into government approved software, calculations on heat loss and the efficiency of lighting, heating and air conditioning systems are taken into account to calculate the overall rating on the commercial EPC certificate. The software also generates a recommendation report as to actions which can be taken to improve the energy efficiency of the building. Once complete both hard and electronic copies of the certificate will be produced.

Failure to comply will result in a fine of 12.5% of the rateable value of the building with a default penalty of £750 where the formula cannot be applied. The range of penalties goes from a minimum of £500 upto a maximum of £5,000.

Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

It is now a legal requirement for all properties being sold or offered for rent to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This is as a result of a directive initiated by the EU to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The directive has become law, and as such every EU country must have systems in place to ensure that EPCs are completed for all residential and commercial buildings at the point of sale or rent.

In the UK the Government has already dealt with this requirement in respect of the sales process for residential property by making the EPC a part of the Home Information Pack (HIP).

For rental property it became mandatory to have an EPC for any property being marketed for rent from 1st October 2008.

Sellers and landlords will need to provide an EPC for all prospective purchasers and tenants, providing a hard copy to the final purchaser or tenant. Failure to do so may result in a fine of £200 or more from Trading Standards Officers.