For both commercial and domestic properties, and EPC (energy performance certificate) is entirely necessary and in fact mandatory under British law, as of August 2007. However, beyond the legal requirement, a good EPC rating can actually be beneficial to business, for a number of reasons. Getting your EPC for your London business is also very straightforward and cost-effective.
Ranging from making properties easier to let and sell to boosting energy performance and running costs, a quality EPC grading is not to be sniffed at, and can offer a helpful boost to the right kind of business. Here’s why, beyond the necessary legalities, an EPC is great for your business.
It’s Easier to Let and Sell Properties with a Good EPC Rating
If your business has anything to do with letting or selling properties, then quality EPC surveys and high grading can do you a whole bunch of favours. The fact is, it’s much easier to sell or let a property when you can tell would be buyers, tenants or investors it’s running costs and energy efficiency. Being green as well can be a huge selling point. It can give you a real edge on your competition.
Cheaper Running and Maintenance Costs
Conversely, getting an EPC done on your business property can give you a load of points to improve and refine, allowing you to boost the overall efficiency and performance of your premises or establishment. If you’re making running and maintenance costs decrease, then you’re going to be able to redistribute that capital elsewhere in the business, as well as making your business ‘green’, which can look great, and carry its own benefits. Being able to describe your business as being ‘green’ and environmentally friendly can also give you edge on the competition, without forgetting the obvious moral benefits of supporting and helping the environment.
So Get It Sorted!
Getting an EPC survey sorted for your business is not hard. It’s not even time-consuming, or expensive, although bigger properties will be more costly to survey than smaller, for obvious reasons. Surveys are completely non-invasive and non-damaging too, so there’s absolutely no risk of your establishment or property getting spoilt in the process.
It really just comes down to finding the right qualified, reputable EPC survey company, and getting them out to your property, without being over and done with in a day or two. With all the obvious benefits, and a real lack of downsides, why wouldn’t you?