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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

February 28, 2008

By Emma Bucknall, Sean Magee and Ashweena Rathour

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (as amended) (EPBR) come into force in the UK from 1 April 2008. The aim of this legislation is to promote improved energy performance of buildings (both commercial and residential) and will place obligations upon landlords to provide information to their tenants on assignment, disposal or the grant of a new lease. To assist landlords in navigating their way through the new law, we have summarised the key issues to note in relation to commercial properties.