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The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

Posted in Industry News on Mar 09, 2021.

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) which came into force in April 2018 made it law that all rented properties must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least an E for newly rented properties and new tenancy agreements. In April 2020, the MEES was updated to include existing tenancy leases meaning if your current rented property has an EPC rating of F or G then you could be liable to receive a fine of up to £5,000.*

If your tenant feels that your property is non-compliant, they could raise a case with the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber). Improving your EPC rating will not only help you avoid a fine but will also improve your energy efficiency and ESG credentials, save you money on your energy bills and taxes and adds value to your property!

In certain circumstances you may be able to register for a 5 year exemption to the MEES regulations if you can demonstrate you meet certain criteria.

We can help!

If your rented property currently has an EPC rating of F or G, or maybe you are unsure of your current rating and would like to find out what it is contact us today.

*Fines are determined by multiple factors such as the type of property and how long the property has been non-compliant.