New guide to EPC ratings in privately rented commercial property

Partner Hannah BamburyWe’ve published new guidance on the rules related to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for privately rented commercial properties.

Since 2008, most domestic and non-domestic properties in England and Wales have required an EPC when they are built, sold or let – and an EPC may also be required when a property is altered in certain ways. EPC ratings range from A to G, with G being the least energy efficient. There are, however, exemptions from EPCs for certain properties and situations.

The minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES), which are being phased in, will make it illegal to let a property with an EPC rating of F or G under a new tenancy from 1 April 2018. Landlords of exempted properties should therefore ensure they have completed registering exemptions on the Exemptions Register before this date.

Legal advice on EPC ratings in privately rented commercial properties

Read our Energy Efficiency in Privately Rented Commercial Property Briefing Note for an overview of the subject or contact Senior Associate Solicitor Hannah Bambury (pictured) for expert legal advice by email or on 01323 435900.

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