Heating and powering non-domestic buildings in the United Kingdom is responsible for almost 12% of the UK’s emissions.
By April 1st 2023, landlords will no longer be able to continue leasing non-domestic properties if they have an Energy Performance Certificate rating of F or G (the least energy-efficient properties). This change will apply to non-domestic premises that have existing leases.
There will be fines for non-compliance, fines currently range from £5,000 up to 10% of the rateable value of the property (whichever is more). Offenders who do not comply within a set time could be fined up to £150,000.
Following properties with a rating of F or G, compliance with the new standard in the MEES Regulations will be required in new and existing leases;
- Rating D by 2025
- Rating C by 2027
- Rating B by 2030
How can Concertus help
These changes take us a step closer to becoming Net Zero, something we at Concertus are passionate about.
With changes like introducing LED lighting; using heating control systems and ensuring the building is insulated, you’ll not only lower your emissions but also your running costs.
Over the years, our multi-disciplinary property professionals have delivered massive energy improvements across countless portfolios in Suffolk, Essex, and Bedfordshire.
For more information on how we can help you, call us on 01473 316 600 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help. You can also find out more about what we’re doing as a business to achieve becoming Net Zero by clicking here.