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.
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...
3rd July, 2020
Brief Background Mr & Mrs Villier married in 1995, and lived in Scotland together until separation in 2012. Once separated, the wife moved to England, but the husband remained living in Scotland. In July 2013 the wife issued a divorce petition in England, but in October 2014 the husband lodged a writ for divorce in Scotland. As the... Read More »
1st July, 2020
Agricultural property relief from Inheritance Tax has long been a valuable relief for estates, which when available can... Read More »
29th June, 2020
In May 2020 the UK Government released additional guidance in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, this time in... Read More »