For those catching up on the announcements last week around the Future Homes Standard and Future Buildings Standard ("FBS"), Turley have published a couple of helpful notes

For investors in non-domestic property, the consultation on the FBS is worth a read. A reminder that building regulations are the underlying mechanism for driving "green" building performance, that MHCLG does not intend to hold back (a preferred 27% reduction in carbon emissions this year) and that anticipated costs vary considerably, depending on asset class.  Plus with more emphasis on the importance of metering, perhaps a further step towards regulatory control based on actual performance, rather than the current static EPC approach?