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EPC Guidance

EPC Guidance

What is an EPC?

An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is intended to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of a building, so they can consider energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision to buy or occupy that building. The EPC looks broadly similar to the energy labels now provided with vehicles and many household appliances. Its purpose is to indicate how energy efficient a building is. The certificate will provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient. The better the rating, the more energy efficient the building is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.

Why do I need an EPC?

As from October 2008 the landlord or seller of a property have a legal obligation to provide an EPC regardless of whether an agent acts on their behalf or not. Residential and commercial buildings - whether shops, offices, factories or workshops will need one.

As soon as you think you might sell or let your property you need to arrange an energy assessment by a property accredited assessor. The certificate should be given to the prospective tenant or buyer at the earliest opportunity and no later than when a viewing is carried out., when written information is provided about the building, or in any event before entering into a contract to sell or let. This is a legal requirement.

What are the penalties for not having an EPC?

If a trading standards officer requests an EPC for a building constructed, sold or let and the responsible person does not provide it within seven days then they will be liable for a penalty charge notice. Failure to provide an EPC to a tenant or buyer will usually result in a penalty of 12.5% of rateable value between minimum and maximum figures of £500 and £750. A default of £750 applies where the formula cannot be applied.

Who can produce an EPC?

An EPC must be prepared by an energy assessor who is a member of a Government approved accreditation scheme.

How long is an EPC valid for?

An EPC is valid for up to 10 years - unless a refurbishment of the buildings fabric or services has been undertaken in which case a new EPC can be commissioned to provide a more up-to-date EPC for the relevant building.

Where can I find out more about EPC’s?

Further information on EPC’s can be found by clicking on the link below

A Guide to Energy Performance Certificates

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Welcome to Adams & Co

Welcome to Adams & Co

Introduction

Established in 1951, Adams & Co have been successfully selling businesses for over 60 years delivering an unrivalled service to business owners and purchasers alike. Our network of regional offices cover the entire country providing a personal approach with the added benefit of local knowledge. The team at Adams & Co are experienced business professionals whose dedication to excellence has helped forge our reputation as industry leaders. Our aim is simple:

Facilitate the sale of businesses
through unrivalled service,
at exceptional value
and with utmost integrity

Unrivalled service

In order to deliver the best possible service Adams & Co promise to:

  • Act ethically and professionally at all times
  • Determine a fair value for all businesses
  • Achieve the best price for sellers
  • Communicate with buyers and sellers effectively and with integrity
  • Complete the sale efficiently to the satisfaction of all parties

Exceptional value

No agent will work harder than Adams & Co to sell your business:

  • Extensive marketing and promotion through our state of the
    art digital platform. Matching thousands of buyers with sellers
  • Complete management of the sales process involving
    solicitors, landlords, accountants and lending providers

Utmost integrity

At the heart of any strong working relationship is trust. Adams & Co stand out as a leading ethical business transfer agent.:

  • The overwhelming majority of sellers are concerned about confidentiality. Buyers are vetted, and signed Confidentiality Agreements are obtained, if required
  • Our contract is simple with no hidden clauses or small print

adamsandco.com

Anyone looking to buy a business in England and Wales will quickly find the easy to use Adams & Co website, which attracts thousands of new visitors each month. adamsandco.com is directly linked to our digital platform allowing us to monitor buyer and seller activity. This enables us to successfully match the right buyer with your business.

The Adams & Co Digital Platform

Only a few years ago, promotion and marketing was primarily hard copy advertising, printed sales details and follow up letters. Now, in the age of the internet, it’s all very different and progressive companies like Adams & Co have integrated the latest technical innovations into their digital marketing systems

Using the Adams & Co Digital Platform:

  • Businesses are marketed across multi-channels simultaneously ensuring we reach the widest, relevant, market
  • Customer response can be accurately monitored allowing communications, marketing and promotion, to be well targeted
  • Changes in customer interaction are analysed enabling us to refine our communications, and send a Buyer, or Seller, the content most relevant to them
  • Hot Buyers can be readily identified
  • More accurate data. More efficient Seller/Buyer matching. More sales of businesses like yours
Oliver Funnell, Head of Business Valuations & Account Management
Mi Churchill, Instructions Coordinator
Conall Freeman, New Business Manager

 

Alice Brock, Account Manager
Vernon Martins, Sales Manager
Chalise Foxx, Account Manager
Mike Garside, Marketing Coordinator
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EPC Guidance

EPC Guidance

What is an EPC?

An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is intended to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of a building, so they can consider energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision to buy or occupy that building. The EPC looks broadly similar to the energy labels now provided with vehicles and many household appliances. Its purpose is to indicate how energy efficient a building is. The certificate will provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient. The better the rating, the more energy efficient the building is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.

Why do I need an EPC?

As from October 2008 the landlord or seller of a property have a legal obligation to provide an EPC regardless of whether an agent acts on their behalf or not. Residential and commercial buildings - whether shops, offices, factories or workshops will need one.

As soon as you think you might sell or let your property you need to arrange an energy assessment by a property accredited assessor. The certificate should be given to the prospective tenant or buyer at the earliest opportunity and no later than when a viewing is carried out., when written information is provided about the building, or in any event before entering into a contract to sell or let. This is a legal requirement.

What are the penalties for not having an EPC?

If a trading standards officer requests an EPC for a building constructed, sold or let and the responsible person does not provide it within seven days then they will be liable for a penalty charge notice. Failure to provide an EPC to a tenant or buyer will usually result in a penalty of 12.5% of rateable value between minimum and maximum figures of £500 and £750. A default of £750 applies where the formula cannot be applied.

Who can produce an EPC?

An EPC must be prepared by an energy assessor who is a member of a Government approved accreditation scheme.

How long is an EPC valid for?

An EPC is valid for up to 10 years - unless a refurbishment of the buildings fabric or services has been undertaken in which case a new EPC can be commissioned to provide a more up-to-date EPC for the relevant building.

Where can I find out more about EPC’s?

Further information on EPC’s can be found by clicking on the link below

A Guide to Energy Performance Certificates

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Husband and wife team join us

A husband and wife team have taken over a regional business transfer agency with a view to bringing a higher level of service to people wanting to buy and sell a business.

Simon and Sarah Oakley recently purchased the Adams and Co business transfer agency for East Anglia – covering Suffolk, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

They decided to buy the venture after looking for a business to buy themselves and feeling let down by the service they received.

Simon said: “In our quest to find the right business opportunity we found that when we made contact with national business transfer agents who were representing local businesses that were for sale, the service and communication was below standard and we just felt we were dealing with a call centre, which essentially we were.”

Simon, who has many years management experience in the motor trade, and Sarah, whose background is in customer service, feel they have the transferable skills to do a better job.

Adams and Co have been successfully selling businesses since 1951 and operate across the UK from several local offices.

Simon added: “We will provide great customer service making sure that our clients receive the very best in communication, and benefit from an office that lives and works in the local area.

“Customers will also benefit from our national presence that provides superb digital marketing support and a vast database of prospective buyers. This also enables us to promote local businesses for sale countrywide”.

Simon added that since the couple started the new venture this month they have been “really busy”. He said the kind of businesses they have been dealing with so far include garages, pubs and convenience stores.

(from the East Anglian Daily Times)

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