40% of UK commercial properties not fit for 2011 Energy Act
29th February 2012
A new survey by property advisers DTZ found as many as 40 percent of UK commercial properties are likely to require significant improvements in order to meet the government’s 2011 Energy Act.
Under the terms of the 2011 Energy Act that are due to come into effect from April 2018, two-fifths of business premises across the country are likely to require revamps for energy efficiency and sustainability in the coming years.
Property landlords wanting to lease their premises for commercial use will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of grade E, with many buildings thought to be borderline grade E at present.
They will therefore require time and money to improve the efficiency of these buildings to protect the investment of property owners.
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