Changes in Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Most of us are by now familiar with the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) that came into effect in April 2018, stating that new tenancy agreements and renewals must have an energy performance certificate rating of E or above.

By 1st April 2020, however, the regulations will be extended to cover existing tenancies as well. This means that, under the new legislation, properties with an EPC rating of F or G will be classed as unrentable from that date on.

The MEES applies to private rented residential and non-domestic property and is aimed at encouraging landlords and property owners to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

For more information on whether your property is covered by the regulations, as well as how to improve your property’s energy efficiency and funding the improvements, visit:

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