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What happens if I do not have an Energy Performance Certificate?

The penalty for failing to make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant when selling or letting non-dwellings is fixed, in most cases, at 12.5% of the rateable value of the building, subject to a minimum penalty of £500 and a maximum of £5,000. There is a default penalty of £750 where the formula cannot be applied. A formula is used as the costs of producing an EPC for nondwellings are expected to vary according to the size, complexity and use of the building. The EPC will still be required.

Currently the legislation states that the Landlord/Owner of the property is responsible for ensuring that the property has a Commercial EPC, and it is the Owner/Landlord who is liable to the fine.

However, Tranding Standards and the CLG (the Government) are currently looking into changing the legislation which will make Compliance more stringent.

In the not too distant future the Commercial Estate Agencies will become responsible for compliance with the legislation, and liable to the fine. This will also result in the property having to be removed from the market until such time as the report has been produced.

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