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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – Requirements from April 2018

February 21st, 2018

From April 2018 changes to legislation will make it unlawful to agree a new lease for commercial property with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of F or G.  It is estimated that up to 20% of non-domestic properties in England and Wales have an F or G EPC rating. The regulations only affect properties that are leased or rented post April 2018 although, on 1 April 2023 the regulations will apply to ALL privately rented property in scope of the regulations, including where a lease is already in place and the property is occupied. Financial penalties for non-compliance are linked to rateable value of the property, could be as much as £150,000. To understand your energy efficiency requirements on property assets and to ensure that your satisfying the current regulations, for more information please contact Grant Long or click here MEES_Guidance