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At Envitae, we don't sell or rent, manage or service property, we just specialise in commercial property energy compliance. Offering advice and assistance with energy compliance, we can help you comply with government legislation and improve your building energy efficiency, arranging any necessary inspections and certification. We appreciate that your time is valuable, so our quick response helps avoid delays or problems with property sale or rental by ensuring you have quality, competitive certification and inspection, swiftly, efficiently and with the minimum of fuss.

An Energy Performance Certificate records the building energy efficiency. This enables prospective buyers or tenants to use the EPC to consider energy efficiency. Envitae can arrange for a qualified Energy Assessor to carry out energy compliance certification.

From 4th January 2009 in all cases it is a legal requirement for an energy performance certificate to be obtained before a property can be marketed.

The few exceptions are:
  1. places of worship
  2. temporary buildings with a maximum planned use of 2 years
  3. stand-alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2
  4. industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand
  5. in specific circumstances, buildings due to be demolished.

From 6th April 2012 the responsibility for obtaining a Commercial EPC is with:

  • For a new building it is the contractor's responsibility to provide the owner with the Commercial EPC.
  • For a property sale it is the seller's (and a person acting on behalf of) responsibility to provide the EPCs for prospective buyers.
  • For a property letting or rental it is the lessor or assignor's (and a person acting on behalf of) responsibility to provide the EPCs for prospective tenants.

Fines can amount to 12.5% of the rateable value of the building, with a minimum penalty of £500 and a maximum penalty of £5,000.

The new rules require a copy of the front page of the EPC to be included in written particulars on sale or rent of both residential and commercial buildings.

Current difficulties marketing commercial property can mean employing a fresh approach, landlords have to think more creatively to entice new occupiers in. It is no longer just about rent free periods. Looking at energy use and ways to reduce consumption can sometimes be an easy win and a good starting point would be ordering an energy performance certificate and/or air conditioning inspection.

Our focus is on providing a high level of service and advice by providing information to assist in building energy efficiency. We will deal with your energy compliance requirements from start to finish, offering invaluable advice and arranging inspection and certification swiftly and professionally. We know we are offering an excellent standard of service, in fact 100% of our existing customers would recommend Envitae.

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