As of October 2008 sellers of a business are required by law to provide a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all buildings that are sold or rented. A Commercial EPC is valid for a period of 10 years.
The enforcement of EPC’s is undertaken by Trading Standards and the penalty for failure to produce an EPC is subject to a maximum penalty of £5000.
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From January 9th 2013, all public buildings with a total useful floor area greater than 500m² are required to have a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and advisory report. The DEC is valid for 12 months. The accompanying advisory report is valid for seven years.