The commercial benefits of having an EPC
Since 2008 having an EPC with any property that you are trying to sell has been a legal requirement and since 2012 the legislation has been increased so that an energy performance certificate is required just to market a property.
The need for an EPC covers any type of property from a normal residential house to a commercial building including large factories and shopping outlets. Some people view the need for an EPC as a barrier to marketing their property but there are other benefits that can be achieved by obtaining the certificate.
To obtain an EPC you need an accredited assessor to investigate your property and issue your certificate. Through this process you will be made aware of areas of energy efficiency that you can improve on so by having your EPC issued you can reduce your carbon footprint. If you are a landlord who needs the certificate to market them for rental then this is a great opportunity to improve your properties and in turn make them more appealing to potential tenants.
If you are a commercial landlord with a new build property that has been built with the environment in mind then being able to market your property with this advantage will give you a competitive edge you’re your rivals. Plus once you have your EPC it lasts for ten years allowing you to market your property during that time legally.
There are many companies that offer EPC services and you need to select one that you feel comfortable dealing with and who can manage your requirements. Just EPC have a tried and tested method of assessing property which means they deliver their service efficiently and at a competitive price and with over 3000 accredited assessors nationwide they will be able to work on your property regardless of location.
Obtaining an EPC may be an action that is now forced on you but by engaging in the process and instructing a reputable company to provide the certificates you can realise a number of benefits.