Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) – Do You Comply?


As of 1st April 2020 all existing privately rented properties will have to meet the MEES regulations, being rated E or above. As of 1st April 2018 it has been a legal requirement for all privately rented residential properties to meet a minimum energy performance rating of E as assessed within an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when granting a new tenancy. However, all privately let properties will now have to comply, with the threat of hefty fines up to £4,000 for any landlord that does not

An EPC is a document that looks at a variety of factors within a property including age, construction, internal area, space heating, water heating and renewables in order to come to a rating between A-G which describes how energy efficient that property is. An EPC will give some basic advice to the homeowner concerning how the EPC rating could be improved. Some funding is available for the installation of some of these improvements, however this support is generally difficult to obtain and most landlords will find themselves footing the bill to bring their property up an E or above

Our Lettings Department and team of professionals benefit from a wealth of experience and are constantly receiving updates regarding changes in the regulations, enabling us to give current and sound advice.

For further advice on this matter please contact our Lettings Department on 01995 603180 or email us

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