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- uploaded March 23, 2023
Commercial landlords could face a financial penalty of up to £5,000 if they fail to have a valid energy performance certificate (EPC) where required.
But do they need a valid EPC for all their properties?
According to the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) regulations, it is only unlawful to let or continue to let a property with a valid EPC rating below an E.
This means that if you do not have a valid EPC for your property and are not required to get one, you will not fall under the MEES regime.
Exceptions include buildings earmarked for demolition, some industrial or agricultural buildings, and buildings with particular architectural or historical significance.
However, if you obtain a sub-standard EPC voluntarily, it could inadvertently engage MEES obligations.
If you’re unsure about whether you need a valid EPC for your property, contact me or any member of the CMS Real Estate team to discuss this.
Otherwise, to find out more about MEES and your obligations, click here: https://cms.law/en/gbr/publication/six-things-landlords-need-to-know-abo...