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Property seminar: The MEES regulations impact on dilapidations claims – Thursday 15 March

From 1 April 2018 it will be unlawful for landlords to grant a new or renewal lease of commercial properties with EPC ratings of F or G. Fines for non-compliance will run up to £150,000 per property for every three month infringement and offending landlords will have their details publicised.

From 1 April 2023 it will be unlawful to allow an existing letting of an F or G rated property to continue and the same enforcement will apply.

Our speakers will cover:

  • Who has to pay for the improvement works: landlord or tenant?
  • How easy is it to upgrade a building to an E rating?
  • Can landlords use service charge provisions to improve the premises?
  • What are the exemptions?
  • Do listed buildings need to comply?
  • How will MEES impact a s.18 valuation?
  • Will tenants be able to walk away from their dilapidations liabilities?
  • What is the impact on other areas, e.g. rent reviews, lease surrenders, capital values?

Event details

Date: Thursday 15 March

6.00pm – Arrival and welcome drinks
6.30pm – Presentation and panel Q&A
9.00pm – Drinks reception

85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

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Dilapidations Association

This event is hosted by the Dilapidations Association, a recently formed group of surveyors, engineers, solicitors and others involved in dilapidations with the purpose of sharing knowledge and information for the benefit of its members.

About the speakers

Terry Davis is a partner at T N Davis Chartered Surveyors and a diminution expert. He has dealt with a large number of Diminution Valuations on behalf of both landlords and tenants and is a regular co-presenter at RICS Dilapidations Roadshows and forum conferences.

Ben Strange is Head of Professional Services at Ingleton Wood LLP and a chartered building surveyor specialising in dilapidations, with a particular expertise on the impact of MEES.

Simon Hartley is a partner in RadcliffesLeBrasseur’s Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in London and provides comprehensive advice on all facets of contentious commercial real estate work.