MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS (MEES) - Effective 01 April 2018
What are the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, and does this apply to me? The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are due to be introduced from 01 April 2018, and will apply to any new lettings or lease renewals of private rental property (both domestic and commercial). The standards will set a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least band E for all private rental properties, unless exempt. Landlords will not be allowed to grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants, if the property has an EPC rating of band F or G.
How can I comply? In order to demonstrate compliance with the standards, landlords will first need to ensure that the property has a valid EPC. An EPC is valid for 10 years, provided the buidling has not been modified. If the EPC rating is below band E (ie band F or G), the landlord will need to commission energy efficiency improvement works, and a new EPC will be required once the works have been completed.
How can Keeping Blue help? We can offer a straightforward service to assist with compliance:
Initial EPC rating
Where this fails to achieve band E, an Advice Report can be provided outlining bespoke improvement measures, ranked in terms of payback
Final EPC rating - demonstrating a compliant (band E or better) building
Should you wish to discuss this further and/or obtain a quote, please feel free to visit our contact page or alternatively fill in the form below:
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