Energy efficiency standards in commercial properties

Penalties for breaching energy efficiency regulations

If you lease out a non compliant property, the following are the maximum penalty fines that can be levied under the legislation (The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012):

  • Less than 3 months in breach - Up to either £5,000 or 10% of rateable value to maximum of £50,000
  • Over 3 months breach - Up to either £10,000 or 20% of rateable value with maximum penalty of £150,000
  • Providing false or misleading information or failing to comply with a compliance notice - Up to £5,000