Chester 01244 405555

Grosvenor Court
Foregate Street Chester
Cheshire CH1 1HG
DX: 19990 Chester

Shrewsbury 01743 443 043

Lakeside House
Oxon Business Park
Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ
DX: 148563 Shrewsbury 14

Manchester 0844 800 8346

Pall Mall Court
61-67 King Street
Manchester M2 4PD

Send us a message
Our Offices

Energy Performance Certificates – UPDATES

15th February, 2013

We tweeted a series of articles during the week of 28 January 2013 about changes to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regime from 9 January 2013.

You can see the whole article by clicking HERE.


CLARIFICATION OF THE NEW REGIME

On 6 February 2013 the relevant regulations were amended to make it clear that “buildings” covered by the new EPC regime also include a “building unit”.

Just in case any of you were wondering if the requirement to have an EPC for part of a building continues – the regulations confirm the answer is yes it does.

FURTHER UPDATES

Regulation 10 of the relevant laws requires the display an EPC in non-residential buildings with a total useful floor area of over 500m².

Regulation 11 requires the inclusion in any advertisement in commercial media for the sale or rental of a building or a building unit (whether residential or non-residential), the asset rating of the building as shown on the EPC.

There are no specific enforcement powers and penalties relating to breach of these regulations.

This is because the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), expects voluntary observance of such provisions.  If that does not work, specific enforcement powers and penalties will be considered by DCLG.

For further information please contact Emma McGlinchey, partner in the Real Estate team at [email protected] or telephone 01244 405567.

You might also be interested in...

Why there is more to CSR than just boosting a company’s ego

6th July, 2018

When a business invests in its community it deserves praise – but it must go beyond that, writes Helen Watson, a trustee at Claire House and partner at Aaron and Partners Solicitors. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the link between a company and the community in which it operates. As a trustee on charity boards including Claire House... Read More »

Stuart Haynes reports on IAG Global – Wiesbaden 14th to 17th June 2018

4th July, 2018

Stuart Haynes, Corporate & Commercial Partner and IAG Global Board Member, reports on IAG Global – Wiesbaden held 14th to 17th June 2018 Stuart Haynes (IAG Global Board Member) Stuart Scott-Goldstone and Nick Clarke attended the recent IAG Global meeting in Wiesbaden which was held at the Grand Hotel Nassauer Hof from 14th – and 17th July 2018 The meeting... Read More »

DNA Test ordered in inheritance dispute where paternity questioned

6th June, 2018

Rhiannon Edwards, Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Tax department, discusses the recent judgement in the case of Nield-Moir v Freeman, where the High Court has ordered one of two daughters of Colin Birtles, who has died, to take a DNA test to prove paternity as part of an inheritance dispute In an unusual case, the High Court... Read More »

Contact Us