Do you need a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in the Swansea & South West Wales area?

You need a valid EPC to sell or rent a property.

Both new and existing leases will require of a minimum EPC rating of E from 1 April 2023 (unless a valid exemption has been registered). There’s no minimum for selling.

EPCs are valid for 10 years – so you might already have one in place – check to see if you have a valid EPC already on the GOV website.

We can undertake Commercial EPCs for Level 3 and 4 buildings in the Swansea & South West Wales region.

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You can call/text/WhatsApp 07436 211 891, or fill in the form below to discuss your requirements and obtain a free no-obligation quotation. Prices start from £149.

    What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

    An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) measures the energy efficiency of a property on a scale of A-G, with A being the most efficient, and should have the lowest gas and electric bills, and G being the worst. Most UK properties are D or E. 

    The certificate assesses the energy efficiency of the property at that moment in time and gives recommendations on how to improve.

    Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) used to just be a formality, a “tick box” exercise, but now with high energy costs and a better understanding of environmental impact, renters and buyers are much more savvy and pay attention to the estimated energy costs within a certificate and the potential points for improvement.

    Why do you need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

    An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal requirement that came in during 2007 – it is required for a building to be sold, let or constructed.

    Under the existing MEES requirements, landlords of commercial properties in Wales are prohibited from granting a new lease unless the property has an EPC rating of E or higher (except where certain exemptions apply). From 1 April 2023, the prohibition on letting a commercial property with an EPC rating below E will apply to continuing/existing leases as well as new leases. As a result, both new and existing leases will be caught by the requirement of a minimum EPC rating of E from 1 April 2023 (unless a valid exemption has been registered). There’s no minimum for selling.

    How much does an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) cost?

    Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) prices normally vary based on complexity of the property and location.

    How long does an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) take?

    An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) site visit will take from 2 – 4 hours normally, depending on complexity of the property.

    We’ll than come back to our office to complete our assessment and then add your certificate to the central database, which is usually within 24 hours.

    What does an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) involve?

    An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessor will survey the property outside and inside, taking lots of measurements and photographs.

    They’ll need access to all areas and any documentation you have as evidence – especially for things that can’t be seen, such as underfloor insulation, cavity wall insulation, etc.

    The survey is non invasive and a visual inspection only.

    Can anyone do an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

    No, individuals have to be qualified, undertake annual training and have access to the central government EPC register.

    An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessor will also have their work regularly audited to ensure UK standards of energy assessment.