Energy Performance Certificates – are you ready?

October 12th 2017

In just under 170 days’ time some of the most far reaching legislation to affect the commercial and residential property letting market in recent years will take effect.  As from 1 April 2018, it will not be possible to let a property with an EPC rating of F or G, with this regulation coming into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies.  For existing tenancies, the legislation comes into force from April 2020.

April may seem like a long time away, but commercial property surveyor Richard Bache at Pennycuick Collins is already seeing high levels of enquiries from landlords looking to make sure they are taking the necessary steps to comply with the new legislation:

 “Commercial property landlords cannot afford to be complacent about their assets and we are in contact with clients to explain how to ensure they meet the new minimum standards outlined by the government.  Where there is a risk that measures need to be taken to improve the energy efficiency, we can signpost owners on how to take the necessary steps to improve energy efficiency.  It is important to act now to avoid falling foul of the legislation.”

If you would like discuss any concerns you may have about the changes or for an initial discussion without obligation, please speak to Richard Bache on 0121 456 8350 or email