Energy efficiency: The impact on SIPP and SSAS Clients

Paul Darvill explains how ‘Energy Performance Certificate’ regulations could affect a popular pension scheme investment.

There are some major changes being implemented by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), coming into effect from 1 April 2018.

The changes mean that it will be unlawful to newly let or lease a residential or commercial property with a poor Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (the most efficient) through to G (the least efficient) and is valid for a 10-year period.