Since the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates for all Commercial Buildings on the 1st October 2008, Trading Standards Officers have been enforcing their inclusion as part of the sale or lease assignment process for commercial buildings.
Online PR News – 30-September-2009 – – National Energy Rating, a UK company specialising in the provision of Energy Performance Certification, have seen an increase in companies advised by Trading Standards to obtain a satisfactory Energy Performance Certificate. As the anniversary of the introduction of these certificates looms, and the legislation surrounding the certificates becomes more established, Trading Standards Officers are starting to heighten their efforts to catch individuals and companies who are not complying with the regulations surrounding them. As such, offenders caught without the necessary certification are liable for a penalty fine of up to £5000.
Speaking on behalf of National Energy Rating, a UK company specialising in commercial and domestic energy audits for Energy Performance Certificates, Director Neil Shepherd said “We are seeing an increase in the volume of companies coming to us that have been advised by Trading Standards to review their Energy Performance Certificate policy, and to start being more stringent with regard to Energy Performance Certificate regulations.” Further evidence of the prominence of the Certificates as a legal requirement comes from members of the law society such as solicitors, who now insist the required certification is in order to fulfil the statutory legal requirements for commercial buildings sales or lease assignments.
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