Consultation on minimum energy efficiency standards for non-domestic buildings
By Hilary Rushby
Improvements will have to be made to some commercially let premises in order to meet minimum energy efficiency standards starting from 1 April 2018. The government is consulting on the detail of the proposed regulations.
- Why is legislation necessary?
- Powers in the Energy Act 2011
- What is the scope of the non-domestic regulations?
- Which buildings are not affected?
- When will the rules come into force?
- Which types of transactions are affected?
- If a property is caught, what has to be done?
- Who will bear the cost of improvements?
- Minimum energy efficiency standards and the contents of a commercial lease
- Forward trajectory
- What should landlords be doing now to prepare?
- Consultation — next steps
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