Energy Performance Certificates mandatory for commercial and residential properties and landlords


As of 1st October 2008 any building sold, built or rented must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) as implemented by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

The EPC has become mandatory in an effort to improve the energy efficiency of our buildings and the certificate details energy efficiency rates and any recommendations for improvement.

The recommendations if implemented will help to cut energy consumption, save money on bills and help improve the environment's current climate.

Many homeowners will have heard the term EPC before as it is included as part of the Home Information Pack (HIP).

We will also see public buildings with a floor space of more than 1,000 m2 take the spotlight from 1 October 2008 as they will be required to Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for public viewing.

Simpson Millar LLP and On The Move (providers of Domestic and Commercial Energy Performance Certificates) are teaming up to provide you with various discounts on your conveyancing charges and your Energy Performance Certificates.

So if you are:
  • thinking of moving or buying a house
  • buying or selling a commercial property
  • leasing a commercial property, or
  • if you own a commercial property or public building

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