Commercial services

Dulwich Energy provides EPCs for commercial properties including shops, offices, factories and warehouses.

 

Commercial Energy Performance Certificates are required for the sale of a property, the granting of a new lease or assignment of an existing lease for virtually all Commercial Buildings.

The EPC and Recomendations Report should be available to all interested parties prior to marketing the property. Failure to do so could result in a penalty; the penalty for non-compliance is normally 12.5% of the rateable value of the property, rising from a minimum of £500, to a maximum of £5000.

The following properties are exempt from Commercial EPCs

  • Free-standing (completely detached) units under 50sqm
  • Temporary buildings
  • Places of worship
  • Where a building is due to be demolished by a prospective buyer
  • Industrial sites, workshops, non-residential agricultural buildings (where not air conditioned or fully heated/cooled)

The Commercial Energy Performance Certificate provides the owner of a property and the potential buyer with an energy efficiency rating. This allows the purchaser to make an informed decision on the carbon consumption of their investment and how they can make any potential savings on their energy costs.

Our assessors are also qualified to undertake Domestic Energy Assessments for any commercial properties that also have adjoining residential property, for example a shop with a flat above. The residential EPC can be included in our quote and completed at the same time as the Commercial EPC.