From April 2018, changes to legislation now make it unlawful to agree a new lease for a non-domestic property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below an E (i.e. any property with a rating of F or G).

Financial penalties for non-compliance are linked to the rateable value of the property.

Property owners, landlords and their agents should act now by commissioning an up to date Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) from Energy Hut, which will not only identify the current energy rating (which may have changed over time) but can also provide recommendations for improvement.