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EPC Certificates an Important Investment Criteria

Higher energy efficiency mean lower running costs


The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for properties, was introduced back in August 2007, as part of the new Home Information Pack (HIP). The grading system within the EPC, within which a commercial property falls, can directly influence both the rental and resale value of the property. Although the HIP itself was abandoned by the Government, the EPC remains necessary for both residential and commercial properties. All commercial properties of more than 50 square meters of floor space must comply.


A good EPC rating, indicating a property with high energy efficiency, therefore lower running costs, is likely to be more attractive to investors and potential purchasers and is regarded as an important investment criteria.