Property owners are reminded that the transitional arrangements governing non-domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) came to an end on 4 January 2009.
Prior to that date, as long as the seller of a property was able to show that it was being actively marketed on the relevant commencement date (6 April 2008 for buildings of more than 10,000 square metres, 1 July 2008 for buildings of more than 2,500 square metres and 1 October 2008 for all other commercial buildings), then an EPC was not required until a contract for sale/lease was being prepared. From 4 January, that is longer the case.
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N.B. This article assumes there will not be a last minute change.