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EHL UK Building Maintenance & Facilities Services

EHL UK is a company you can trust for all your Commercial & Industrial Building Services. We have been operating In Newton Aycliffe since 1993  and expanded our offices to Midlothian and Halifax to give a response time that is second to none and also building up an enviable reputation for reliability and quality of service covering Regional & National Contracts.

With over 30 years of experience and expertise EHL UK again have been nominated as contractor of choice by many of our clients from old and new. Our highly trained and experienced team are dedicated to service your premises to minimise downtime.

Available 24/7 365 days a year for your emergency response for planned and unplanned maintenance works, we encompass all the deliverables that enables your business to run smoothly and seamlessly allowing you to concentrate on you core activities.

From commercial premises or property estates to industrial plants, whether it be, waste management, fire systems, lifts, internal or external decoration, heating, cooling, air conditioning, building fabric, lighting, renewable s, grounds or electrical EHL UK can and will carry out regular and planned preventative maintenance through to reactive services across your portfolio.

Our professional highly skilled, competent and dedicated teams deliver to multi or single sites and cover all trades from Gas combustion, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Steam, and Process. Electricians, Plumbers, Heating Engineers, Plastering/Dry Lining, Glazing, Joinery, Window & Door Fitting, Decoration, Cleaning, Groundwork's, Signage, Fascias & Soffit Works to All Industrial & Commercial premises reducing costs.

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2018 EPC changes 

EHLUK are finding that many of our commercial clients have little understanding of how the Energy Performance Certificate 2018 regulation changes will affect both their landlord clients and themselves. EHLUK guide aims to summarise the key changes and keep those who need to know, in the know.

This article builds on the 7 things you need to know about the 2018 EPC changes blog post we produced to give a high level overview of the key issues surrounding the changes applying to both residential EPCs and commercial EPCs. This article is written with a specific focus on commercial real estate and summarises the report from the Department of Energy & Climate change on the new 2018 EPC regulations.

WHAT IS CHANGING?

From 1 April 2018, the minimum energy efficiency standard will be set at an E, meaning that commercial property with an EPC rating of F or G will require improvements to the buildings to improve the energy efficiency rating before a lease can be granted.

The 2018 EPC regulation changes will apply upon the granting of:

  • a lease to a new tenant, and,
  • a lease to an existing tenant.



WHY DOES IT AFFECT COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS?

The reason is because it will be the landlords responsibility to take action to ensure that if they wish to lease their commercial property, that the energy efficiency rating falls between the A - E EPC ratings. If the energy efficiency improvement works are cost effective, permissible and appropriate, then it is up to the landlord to make arrangements to get the works done.

If a landlord feels that their property is exempt, and that they should be allowed to lease their commercial premises, even with an F or G rating, then they can apply to notify this on a centralised register - the Private Rented Sector (PRS) Exemptions Register.

WHY DOES IT AFFECT COMMERCIAL AGENTS?

As an agent, if your client`s properties are non-compliant then you will not be able to lease them until they are. The time taken to make improvements could cost both you and your clients lost revenue. Commercial real estate agents are in a good position to advise landlords of the changes to ensure they have awareness of:

  • the general legislation on the EPC regulation changes in 2018 and their responsibilities.
  • when the changes will apply, giving them time to make any required changes to improve the energy efficiency of their premises
  • what they can do / need to do if their property does not achieve an E rating or better
  • the Private Rented Sector (PRS) Exemptions Register

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR NON COMPLIANCE?

If a landlord has a commercial property that falls in the scope of the regulations, but the landlord has not ensured that their property is compliant, or has not sufficiently proved an exemption, then a Local Authority is within its power to serve a compliance notice on the landlord requesting that further information is sent to them to confirm compliance. If this information is not provided or does not prove compliance, then a penalty notice may be issued. The landlord will have the right to appeal a penalty.

The penalty is £5,000 for providing false or misleading information to the PRS Exemptions Register, or for failing to comply with a compliance notice from a Local Authority.

The penalty for renting out a non-compliant commercial property is as follows:

  • Less the 3 months non-compliance: 10% of rateable value, subject to a minimum fine of £5,000 and a maximum fine of £50,000.
  • More than 3 months of non-compliance: 20% of rateable value, subject to a minimum fine of £10,000 and a maximum fine of £150,000
  • Publication of non-compliance will apply to both timeframe offences. 

HOW CAN EHLUK HELP?

We often provide advice to our clients on what energy improvements can take their EPC rating from an F or G to achieving at least an E. Sometimes these changes are as simple as changing the type of lighting or replacing an old boiler. If you want to find out more aboutCommercial EPCs, feel free to get in touch on 08719769620 or E;mail sales@ehluk.co.uk



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