Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property in Scotland
Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons

The following Property practice note produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property in Scotland
  • How do EPCs apply to commercial property in Scotland?
  • What is an EPC?
  • When is an EPC required?
  • Buildings that don’t need an EPC
  • Sales, lettings and marketing
  • Construction or modification of a building
  • Requirement to display EPCs in commercial buildings
  • Penalties for failure to provide an EPC
  • Specific defences for failure to provide an EPC
  • More...

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property in Scotland

How do EPCs apply to commercial property in Scotland?

This Practice Note looks at how the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (the EPC Regs 2008), SSI 2008/309 (as amended) apply to commercial property in Scotland.

The EPC Regs 2008 require:

  1. an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to be produced on the sale, rent or construction of a building

  2. an EPC to be accompanied by a recommendations report. EPCs produced before 1 October 2012 without a recommendation report are still valid but any EPC commissioned from that date must be accompanied by a recommendations report

  3. advertisements for the sale or letting of a property in commercial media (including written particulars for the property) to include the EPC rating for the property

  4. an EPC to be displayed in commercial premises which are larger than 500 sq m and are frequently visited by members of the public, if a certificate has been issued

  5. an EPC to be obtained and displayed in public buildings larger than 500 sq m which are frequently visited by the public, and in all public buildings larger than 250 sq m with effect from 9 July 2015

  6. an EPC to be registered in the Scottish EPC register for non-domestic properties

  7. air conditioning equipment above a certain size to be inspected regularly

The Assessment of Energy Performance of

Related documents:

Popular documents