Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

In April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced to UK legislation making it illegal for a landlord to let a property until it meets a minimum level of energy efficient; an E rating.

This significant change in policy brings with it a multitude of new risks that may have a powerful impact on the property industry. Potentially one-third of all commercial properties may be below the minimum rating. Given the magnitude of the problem and the heavy fines for non-compliance (minimum £10,000, up to £150,000), this is perhaps a timely moment to take stock of the broader challenges this legislation presents those in the property industry.

Our in-house EPC Assessor at Johnson Tucker is ready and on-hand to give advice on all aspects of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. Matthew Ternent is a fully qualified domestic and non-domestic EPC assessor and undertakes EPC’s on properties across all sectors.

In 2023, the regulations will go a step further; from 1 April 2023, landlords will not be able to let or renew a lease on a non-domestic property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating of band F or G.

It is certainly worth getting in contact with Matthew Ternent if one of the following applies to you:

  • You have a vacant property, which is currently on the market without an EPC
  • You have a vacant property with an EPC rating below an ‘E’
  • You own a property where the tenants lease expires in the near future

Our understanding of the EPC legislation coupled with our wider property knowledge and experience with all aspects of residential and commercial properties means that we can provide constructive and proactive advice.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) Newcastle

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