The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/362)

Commencement: 6th April 2018

Amends: The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3118)

Mini summary of the 2012 Regulations

These Regulations require energy performance certificates and recommendations for improvement of the energy performance of the building to be produced when buildings are constructed, sold or rented out. They also require energy certificates to be displayed in larger public buildings and air-conditioning systems to be inspected at regular intervals.


These Regulations amend fees for entering data onto the register of energy performance certificates (EPC), display energy certificates (DEC) and air conditioning inspection reports.

From 6th April 2018 fees will be changed to the following levels:

  • £1.86 for entering data from which an EPC relating to a dwelling may be produced; and
  • £9.84 for entering data from which the following can be produced:

– an EPC which relates to a building other than a dwelling;

– a DEC; or

– an inspection report.

These are the fees that the Energy Assessor pays to enter EPCs/DECs/reports onto the central register. The fee may be passed onto the building owner but will be paid by the Assessor.

These Regulations clarify that where general or bulk access data may be disclosed by the keeper of the register to the Secretary of State, it may also be disclosed to a person acting on behalf of the Secretary of State.

The definition of ‘personal data’ is removed as the term is no longer used in the 2012 Regulations.

Link to legislation.gov.uk