Which buildings do not need an Energy Performance Certificate?

  • Places of worship or religious activities.
  • Temporary buildings – less than two years usable life.
  • Low energy demand industrial workshops or non residential agricultural buildings
  • Stand alone buildings of less than 50 square metres
  • Buildings with architectural or historic merit.

In addition, an EPC is not required when a building is subject to:

  • A compulsory purchase order
  • Demolition (seller or landlord needs to be able to demonstrate this)