Situations where an EPC is not required
EPCs are not required on construction, sale or rent for:
- places of worship
- temporary buildings with a planned time of use less than two years (see glossary of terms)
- stand alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2 that are not dwellings
- industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand (see glossary of terms for a detailed description).
EPCs are not required on sale or rent for buildings due to be demolished. The seller or landlord should be able to demonstrate that:
- the building is to be sold or let with vacant possession; and
- the building is suitable for demolition and the resulting site is suitable for redevelopment; and
- they believe, on reasonable grounds, that a prospective buyer or tenant intends to demolish the building (eg on evidence of an application for planning permission).