This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Landlords are ignoring EPCs

28 October 2009

More landlords than estimated are ignoring the requirement to obtain EPCs for properties currently for sale or let, according to a survey in the south west of England

A study into commercial energy efficiency certification across several South West regions, conducted Quidos Limited with assistance from local Trading Standards officers,  shows that landlord compliance with Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) legislation for commercial property (currently for sale or let) was still very low - only 22 percent of commercial property in the region had a valid energy certificate (EPC).
Quidos Limited is a nationwide professional property and energy services agency. Its survey focused only on the South West,  however it does highlight a lack of industry compliance which is likely to be repeated across the UK which had been thought to have been about 80 percent compliant.
Quidos Operations Director Nick Branch said, “These certificates provide a valuable asset rating of the energy performance of buildings. This data can and is being used by forward thinking landlords to improve the energy efficiency, and value of their property portfolio. With low cost loans available from the Carbon Trust, these energy saving improvements can be capital neutral in the short term and revenue generating in the longer term.”
Trading Standards officials across the SW region are now taking an active interest in the findings of the report, and have requested monthly updates to monitor progress. With EPC prices at an all time low, landlords are now advised to have their available property surveyed to avoid on-the-spot fines of up to £5,000.
To receive a copy of the report, or for more information, contact Quidos on 01225 318400 or info@quidos.co.uk


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

http://www.fsifm.com
PFM


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

PFM Partnership Awards 2019 winners announced

Winners of this year’s PFM Awards received their trophies last night at the spectacular evening of celebration once again held at London’s The Brewery venu...
Article image

ENGIE named best sustainable FM company in the UK

Energy and support services specialist ENGIE UK & Ireland has come out on top in the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) Awards for a second...
Article image

Pictures of PFM Awards 2019

Following this year’s spectacular evening of celebration at The Brewery venue in London, pictures of the PFM Partnership Awards 2019 can now be viewed and ...
Article image

Council aims to sign FM contracts with SME service providers

Bolton Council has announced it intends to award its outsourced service contracts to SME businesses, preferably those based in the area....

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...