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New EPC rating requirements and the impact on retailers

Published on 01 September 2021. By Julianna Khudoliei, Associate and Elizabeth Alibhai, Partner

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The current requirements for EPC energy ratings will be extended to cover existing leases from April 2023. More notably, significant changes have been proposed in the Government’s Energy White Paper published in December 2020: to prevent landlords from renting commercial properties with an EPC grade of less than C from 1 April 2027 and to prevent landlords from renting commercial properties with an EPC grade of less than B from 1 April 2030. The possible impact for retailer tenants could be material.

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