What are the penalties for non-domestic buildings?

The regulations set out the penalties for non-compliance with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.  For non-domestic properties (shops, offices, industrial & agricultural buildings and other non-dwellings) they are:

  1. Letting a sub-standard property for less than three months when the penalty notice is served – a fine not exceeding the greater of £5,000 or 10% of the rateable value up to a maximum of £50,000 and publication of the penalty.
  2. Letting a sub-standard property for three months or more when the penalty notice is served – a fine not exceeding the greater of £10,000 or 20% of the rateable value up to a maximum of £150,000 and publication of the penalty.
  3. Registering false or misleading information in relation to an exemption – a fine not exceeding £5,000 and publication of the penalty.
  4. Failure to comply with a compliance notice – a fine not exceeding £5,000 and publication of the penalty.
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