EPC Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2016 make minor amendments

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/888) were made on 7 September 2016 and come into force on 1 October 2016. The Regulations make minor changes to the energy performance certificate (EPC) regime in England and Wales by amending the principal regulations, the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3118), to:

  • Update certain references overlooked in earlier amendments.
  • Allow disclosure, from the EPC register, of data used to prepare EPCs to specified persons (notably relating to the Green Deal) to assist government energy efficiency policy.
  • Amend the lists of data items from the register that may be published on a website.

The Regulations follow the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/284), made in March 2016, which included substantive changes to the EPC regime.

Source: Practical Law