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2018 Energy Performance Certificate Changes

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WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN FOR YOUR PROPERTY?

As part of the UK Government’s commitment to cut carbon dioxide emissions, in accordance with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards 2015 (MEES), the following changes will take place starting in the New Year:


From 1st April 2018, Residential & Commercial Landlords must not renew existing tenancies or grant new tenancies if their building has a rating below E unless the landlord registers an exemption.


After 1st April 2020, Residential Landlords must not continue to let any buildings which have an EPC rating of less than E unless the landlord registers an exemption.


After 1st April 2023, Commercial Landlords must not continue to let any buildings which have an EPC rating of less than E unless the landlord registers an exemption.


Penalties issued by the Local Authority for non-compliance can be from £5,000 - £150,000.

 

Please contact us to discuss what measures you can take now to futureproof your asset.

020 8520 1918  |  contact@strettons.co.uk