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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New EPC Regulations - The First Erratum

As expected (or at least hoped) the government has corrected an error in the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, which came into force on 9th January 2013 and introduced changes to the rules governing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial buildings.

I summarised some of the principal changes brought about by the EPB Regulations in my post Gold-Plating Removed.

The Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2013 correct an error in the EPB Regulations which created a requirement for an EPC on the sale or letting of the whole of a building but did not create the same requirement on the sale or letting of a “building unit” (meaning part of a building).

Reference to a "building" is now deemed to include reference to a "building unit" within that building.

Will there be further amendments to the EPB Regulations?

Clarification of the rules applicable to listed buildings, for example, would be welcome too.

Photo by someToast via Flickr

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