When Is An EPC Not Required?

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Denise C.
Alan was very efficient, friendly and professional. Due to a traffic hold up he was a 15 minutes late. This happens but a telephone call to let me know would have been appreciated.
Nicola P.
Peter was very accommodating with his schedule as I dug up some documents related to renovations done at the property, which was much appreciated. He was very professional and clearly explained all the processes.
Lindsay J.
Carried our work in a professional and capable manner. True to his word the report was downloaded on the same day of inspection. Definitely 5 stars.
Gordon D.
Stephen was excellent. Quoted promptly turned up on time did what he was supposed to do, and provided the report fast could not ask for any more. Thank you, Stephen.
Naresh S.
Ricky was very professional, punctual and polite. He provided an excellent service when giving me a commercial EPC. I would highly recommend him based on my experience.
Gaurav G.
Amrit Kooner EPC accessor was very professional, friendly and extremely efficient.I would definitely recommend him. As promised he uploaded EPC next working day.
David M.
Had a Energy Certificate (EPC) done with George. A very professional service and friendly. He knows the house structure just by looking at it. Highly recommended.
John P.
Simple & easy from start to finish. George was on time, explained his process and followed it. All done within 45 mins and we had the certificate in hand within a few hours. Fantastic job. Thanks George.
Jill A.
Jack arrived on time, and was friendly, he took time to explain what he was checking. he is very professional and clean and tidy. He even sent me the EPC certificate that same day. would definitely recommend his service.
Megan S.
Very happy with the service provided. Kayne was friendly, professional and communicated with us well. We received the certificate within hours of his visit. Would thoroughly recommend.
Rozmari S.
They are totally efficient and accurate, well trained for the job. They treat your property with respect. And you get your ECP the same day. I also liked highly competitive pricing.
Zoe E.
Efficient and effective. Was slightly early on the day, and just got on with it! Had the certificate cleared with my mortgage company within 24 hrs. Couldn't ask for more.
Lydia J.
Communication was great, had to rearrange, which was absolutely fine for us, came on time and certificate was produced within 3 working days. Great service.
Kerry R.
Sean was timely, efficient, helpful with explanations and considerate while getting on with his job. Would happily recommend. Invoice as expected. Altogether a good experience. Thank you.
Liz A.
Nothing to dislike, Aso is a Thoughtful consider professional who wears foot covering when entering my tenants home. Excellent communication. He is curtious and considerate when he does his work and I wil lcontinue to use his professional service for all my EPC's
Phil F.
Very professional. Communicated well from start to finish. He asked me a few questions then got on with his work. Informed me on his completion and left the property spotless.
Dave H.
Really nice helpful guy with great understanding of area. Have a lot of constructive feedback on current compliance with regs and good advice on how to improve efficiently.
Roona E.
The contractor was very polite and courteous. He called to let me know when he was stuck in the traffic and would be slightly late. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. He answered my questions and made interesting recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of my property.
Dan B.
Kyle was very helpful and very honest. He actually called me ahead of time to say that he'd checked and my epc was valid until 2029 and didn't need updating so It was pointless me spending the money. How many people would do that? Very kind of you Kyle and very honest so thank you very much. I would not hesitate to recommend!
Marion H.
Contractor arrived on time, was pleasant and courteous. Report was read to view within a few hours following completion. Definitely recommend as good value for money
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When Is An EPC Not Required

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that assesses the energy performance of a property. The certificate is valid for ten years and must be lodged with the Land Registry when a property is built, sold, or rented. 

An EPC contains information about a property's energy use, typical energy costs, and recommendations for improving its energy efficiency. A qualified assessor produces the certificate following an inspection of the property. So, when is an EPC not required? Read on to find out here.

What Happens if You Don't Have an EPC?

If you don't have an EPC, you may be unable to sell or rent your property. An EPC is required by law for all homes in the UK that are available for sale or rent. You may be fined up to £5,000 if you do not get an EPC before you sell or rent your home.

When Is An EPC Not Required?

An EPC is not always necessary when the seller or landlord can make a case for it. Buildings protected from changes because of their special architectural or historical merit or because they are listed are examples. 

In some cases, energy efficiency recommendations in an EPC report, such as double-paned windows, new doors and windows, insulation, and flues, may significantly alter a building's character or appearance. On the other hand, not too many such alterations are likely to happen if a listing building has its original appearance preserved. 

If you have doubts whether the changes would alter a building's characteristics too much, then it might be best to check with your local authority's conservation officer. EPCs usually aren't necessary for holiday lets either: properties rented out as furnished may not require an EPC where the property is occupied as part of a shorter than 31-day letting arrangement to each tenant and is rented out four months or more in any 12 months. They may still need one if they're responsible for paying the energy costs for a property.

Generally, your property does not require an EPC if it falls under the conditions listed below:

  • The property is temporary;
  • The building is a monument or listed as such through another Act of Parliament;
  • The building is due for demolition and has planning permission for it;
  • The building is a temporary building designed to be used for a short time, like two years or less.
  • The building is less than 50 meters square in total size. It's a stand-alone building, entirely detached from any other building.
  • The building is used for religious purposes such as Church, Mosque, or other religious activities.
  • The building is an industrial site, workshop, or non-residential agricultural building with low energy demand.
  • The building is a non-residential agricultural building used by a sector covered by a national sectoral agreement on energy performance.
  • The building is due to be demolished
  • The building is rented out for less than four months in any year.
  • There are no dwelling units in the building, e.g., a factory or office space;

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In conclusion, there are a few instances where an EPC is not required. These include if the property is unoccupied, is being constructed or adapted, or is a listed building. However, it's always best to check with your local authority to be sure, as they may have specific requirements in place.

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