On 26 March 2015, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (2015 SI No 962) were made under the Energy Act 2011. They prescribe a minimum level of EPC rating for commercial (and residential) lettings. This session looks entirely at commercial property.
As a result of watching this video, delegates will:
- Understand the requirements, timetable and penalties for breach of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the 2015 Regulations)
- Be aware of the impact of the requirements of the 2015 Regulations on service charges and dilapidations claims
- Understand the impact of various lease clauses on the ability to recover the cost of works necessary to make the property 2015 Regulation compliant
- Understand the interrelationship between the lease’s ‘standard of repair’ and the 2015 Regulations on any terminal dilapidations claim
Sarah Thompson-Copsey is a former property litigation partner at the firm now known as Dentons, where she acted for and advised many blue chip retail clients, developers and institutions. She is now a freelance legal trainer, lecturing and writing regularly on commercial property topics, with an emphasis on avoiding & resolving disputes. Sarah also works an independent auditor of legal practices.
Sarah is co-author of Tenants’ Pre-emption Rights: A landlord’s guide to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (Jordans) and Mixed Use and Residential Tenants’ Rights: The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and Leasehold Enfranchisement, (Elsevier 2009). She is also on the consultation board of Practical Law Company and a site editor for the Property Law website at www.propertylawuk.net.