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Energy Performance Certificates from 1st October 2008

Energy Performance Certificates from 1st October 2008

As from 1st October 2008, all landlords granting new tenancies of either commercial or residential property and all sellers of commercial or residential property must supply an EPC to their new tenant or buyer. This applies even if the property is not marketed and includes transactions between family members or associated companies. There are, however, a few exemptions:-

  1. lease renewals to the same tenants
  2. buildings being sold for demolition
  3. places of worship
  4. temporary buildings with a planned time of use of 2 years or less
  5. detached buildings with a total useful floor are of less than 50m2;
  6. some workshops and non residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand.

Energy Performance Certificates are prepared by especially trained Accredited Energy Assessors.

Commercial EPC’s will need an inspection from an Accredited Energy Assessor who has more advanced qualifications and this will take longer to prepare and cost more.

Both types of EPC’s will be valid for up to 10 years unless major alterations are made to the property.

Penalties

The fine for not providing a commercial EPC is a minimum of £500 and maximum of £5,000 ( depending upon Rateable Value), and the fine for not providing a residential EPC is £200.

So if you are considering selling, buying or renting any type of property either commercial or residential, require assistance in finding a suitable Energy Assessor or simply require some helpful advice then there’s only one place to come. Just pick up the phone for a free introductory discussion.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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