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Advice for landlords on new EPC Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 were made on the 26th March 2015. They introduced a change in the law whereby from the 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to privately let residential and commercial properties with an EPC rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’, unless one of the exemptions detailed below applies.

It is important to note that the Regulations will not apply to properties that are not required to have an EPC or where a property is let for a period of less than six months or for a term of more than 99 years.

Minimum energy changes on the horizon for landlords

As a Landlord of either a Commercial or Residential Property, from 1st April 2018, any properties rented in the private sector must have a minimum energy performance rating of E or above on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) under the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regime (MEES).

Applications for Consent to Assign Leases

Most commercial property leases state that tenants may not assign or underlet lease agreements without written consent from the landlord. However Section 19 of the Landlord and Tennant Act 1927 states that landlords must not withhold consent unreasonably. Some commercial leases go even further, stating that such consent must not be unreasonably withheld or delayed,…

Linder Myers Commercial Property working with Handelsbanken, Manchester

“Handelsbanken is one of Sweden’s leading banks with over 700 branches in 22 countries and more than 10,000 employees. Acclaimed as one of the top ten strongest banks in the world by news agency Bloomberg, the bank specialise in providing bespoke banking services to customers wanting a long-term relationship with their bank.” Naomi Willoughby-Foster, a Commercial Property Solicitor…

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