April Fool’s Day 2018 will not just see the arrival of exceptionally crazy headlines in the tabloid press, but also the introduction of new rules governing the provision of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). EPCs are already a feature of the residential market, and will from 1 April 2018 also begin having a substantial impact upon the commercial property market. While arguably well intentioned by the Government, with the aim of helping to improve the energy efficiency of buildings generally, the requirements will be onerous for landlords and developers of commercial property.
The regulations are lengthy and far reaching. Our handy Q&A below should help you to get a grip on the changes.