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I act for a buyer purchasing a commercial property subject to a commercial lease. The lease is dated 2016 and the term is continuing. The energy performance certificates (EPC) rating of the property is an 'F'. Is the continuing letting of this property unlawful because of the EPC rating?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/04/2021

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  • I act for a buyer purchasing a commercial property subject to a commercial lease. The lease is dated 2016 and the term is continuing. The energy performance certificates (EPC) rating of the property is an 'F'. Is the continuing letting of this property unlawful because of the EPC rating?

I act for a buyer purchasing a commercial property subject to a commercial lease. The lease is dated 2016 and the term is continuing. The energy performance certificates (EPC) rating of the property is an 'F'. Is the continuing letting of this property unlawful because of the EPC rating?

It is assumed that the query relates to England and Wales.

Minimum energy efficiency requirements for domestic and non-domestic properties enacted through the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/962, set out in part 3, mean that landlords will have to ensure that their properties are at least an energy efficiency E rating, before the property can be let. These requirements apply upon the granting of a new

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