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Commercial EPC certificate London | Energy Performance Certificates for business

Multi-trade provide Commercial EPC certificates in London. If you need a commercial Energy Performance Certificate for your business, Call us on 020 8798 9250. We have a team of assessors covering North London, South West London, West London and Central London. In fact, anywhere inside the M25.

Why do I need a commercial EPC?

It became a legal requirement from 4th January 2009 to provide a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for any commercial property that is to be marketed for sale or to let in England and Wales. So, before you can market a commercial property, you need to have obtained an EPC. However, if you have a sitting tenant, you won't need one until they leave and you need to market the property to attract another one.

Who is responsible for obtaining an EPC?

The property owner and vendor if the building is being sold, or the landlord if the building is being rented out. The certificate is valid for 10 years.

What if don't get an EPC?

Well, you can get a fine. The fine is based on a number of criteria but is mainly calculated on 12.5% of rateable value between a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 5,000. There is a defence against a penalty charge notice. If you made a proper request for an EPC to an appropriate person at least 14 days before it was required and despite all reasonable efforts, you have not received a valid EPC at the relevant time, then you may escape the fine. The easiest thing to do is to get an EPC as soon as you decide to market the property.

What is checked during the commercial EPC inspection?

We'll send an assessor to the property to undertake a thorough survey using measurements and photographs. Lighting, heating and insulation will be recorded and this is combined with factors such as the age of building, the type of construction and it's physical size to calculate it's efficiency rating. The building is given a rating from A to G, where A is exemplary and G is very poor.

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What information is contained in a commercial EPC?

A commercial EPC comes in two parts, the familiar coloured graph and around 5 pages of recommendations. These are recommendations on what measures can be taken to increase the energy efficiency of the building. i.e. reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by improving insulation, installing double glazing or replacing the heating system etc..

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How do I get my certificate?

Once we have taken down all the relevant information, we will upload it to the relevant governing body to produce the EPC certificate. The Certificate can be sent electronically and / or by post. A copy of the certificate will always be available to you via your Multi-trade account, which is automatically opened the first time you do business with us.

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Who is qualified to issue a commercial EPC?

A level 3 assessor is qualified to provide an EPC for around 75% of commercial properties in England and Wales. They cannot assess properties with a more complex heating or cooling system, typically air conditioning.

The remaining 25% of commercial property can be assessed by level 4 assessor and level 5 assessors. Shopping centers and large public building with very complex heating and heat loss calculations would fall under the domain of a level 5 assessor.

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Why is it more expensive for a commercial EPC?

Well, for small premises like small retail outlets and takeaway restaurants, it is not significantly more expensive. However, for larger commercial buildings a more senior assessor is required. The cost reflects the increased level of skill and knowledge of the commercial energy assessor (who needs significant property knowledge before commencing the course) and the increased time it takes to record and input all the relevant data to produce the EPC. This can take more than a day.

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Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing.
All prices exclude VAT, parking and congestion charge (if applicable).
Ideally there is someone to let our operative into the property.
In the event that this is not possible we charge £20 for the collection and return of keys.

Domestic and landlord's EPC or Energy Performance Certificate (for home vendors and landlords etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC iconUp to 3 bed property £80.00 £100.00
EPC icon4 bed property + £80.00 £100.00

Commercial EPC or Energy Performance Certificate (for shops and offices etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC icon1-50m2 or 538 ft2 £150.00 £200.00
EPC icon51-250m2 or 2690 ft2 £200.00 £250.00
EPC icon251-500m2 or 5381 ft2 £250.00 £300.00
EPC icon501-750m2 or 8072 ft2 £300.00 £350.00
EPC icon751-1000m2 or 10763 ft2 £400.00 £450.00
EPC icon1001m2+ or 10774 ft2+ POA POA

New build EPC or On Construction EPC (for buildings being constructed etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC iconNew build EPC POA POA

Visual electrical inspection also known as a house buyers pre-purchase electrical report (for homebuyers etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesVisual electrical inspection £100.00 £150.00

Landlord's pack which includes:

  • Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR for up to a 3 bed property
  • Gas Safety Report for up to 2 appliances

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack £250.00 £300.00

Landlord's Megapack which includes:

  • Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR for up to a 3 bed property
  • Gas Safety Report for up to 2 appliances
  • EPC up to 3 bed property

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesEPC certificate iconLandlord's Megapack £300.00 £400.00

Landlord's electrical safety inspection report also known as a PIR

Border Property Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
1 bedroom flat1 Bedroom Flat £180.00 £230.00
2 bedroom flat2 Bedroom Flat £200.00 £250.00
3 bedroom flat3 Bedroom Flat £220.00 £270.00
1 to 3 bedroom house1 to 3 Bedroom House £240.00 £290.00
4 bedroom house4 Bedroom House £260.00 £310.00
5 bedroom house5 Bedroom House £300.00 £350.00

Property inventory services

Border Report Type 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Border
EPC iconInventory report (unfurnished) £75 £95 £120 £140 £160
EPC iconInventory report (furnished) £95 £125 £145 £165 £185
EPC iconCheck in service £60 £75 £100 £120 £140
EPC iconCheck out service £60 £75 £100 £120 £140
EPC iconMid term inspection report £60 £75 £100 £120 £140

TestimonialProfessional, courteous and organised. Three words I would use to describe the service. Very well done.

Grahma Johnston, Central London

TestimonialI am pleased to be able to furnish you with a glowing reference your you certificate service. First class.

Timothy Morgan, London

The Multi-trade difference

There are plenty of companies out there competing for your business - and you need to make sure you're armed with all the facts before you make a decision about which one to choose. Here are a few things to check before you decide - we're confident that if you're looking for great service you'll choose Multi-Trade!

  • Does the company or tradesperson you're considering offer free quotations?
  • Do they offer an open and honest pricing structure with no hidden costs?
  • Are their engineers registered with Gas Safe?
  • Remember - it is a legal requirement when working with gas.
  • Do they have a contactable office, not just a mobile in case of any queries?
  • Does anyone answer the phone in the day?
  • Are their tradespeople honest, reliable, polite and vetted?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then give us a call - we can confidently answer 'yes' to all of these questions. Not sure? Check out our testimonials page to see what some of our previous customers think of our customer service!

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