If you are a building owner or manager you must ensure your property is energy efficient enough to comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations.
Does your property’s EPC require reassessment?
Building owners/managers including landlords and facilities management companies should prepare now to ensure that any properties they have that might fall into the ‘at risk’ category are assessed by a qualified EPC Assessor.
They must also take steps to ensure that any of their existing properties that have EPCs due to expire in 2018 are not likely to fall below the minimum standard when they are reassessed. EPC reassessments may also affect rental rates as well as resale of the property. Again, a qualified EPC Assessor can provide recommendations for reaching the minimum standard.
Although EPCs for properties are currently valid for 10 years, it is estimated that around 18% of commercial properties are below the minimum standard and that many existing EPCs do not reflect the true condition of properties due to incorrect assessments.
How C Hanlon can help
Charles Hanlon is C Hanlon’s qualified EPC Assessor for commercial properties throughout Glasgow and Central Scotland. You can contact him for advice on energy performance certification and any improvements that may be included in EPC recommendations.