Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) were introduced by the government in 2018. Changes to the legislation from 1 April 2020 mean that is unlawful to let domestic properties to new tenants, or renew a tenancy with existing tenant, with an EPC rating below an E rating.
The regulations were introduced to improve the quality of private rented buildings in England and Wales and to increase the energy efficiency of the worst performing houses and buildings.
Landlords who fail to comply with the legislation can face a hefty financial penalty.
We want to support landlords in meeting the regulation and recently held a 3 month enforcement amnesty where we contacted landlord who we thought had a failing property ti make them aware of the regulations and offer support. Even though the amnesty has now ended we still want to support landlords and we have a dedicated team available to talk to landlords and agents, and in addition have developed some online tools which might offer some guidance;
MEES e learning
We will be arrange for online e learning which will cover everything you need to know about EPCs and MEEs, this is view to attend and will include details of the MEES, available grants and support and tips on property improvements that will help your properties reach compliance.
View our landlord MEES information video on our Youtube channel
Apply for an exemption
To register for an exemption go to: https://prsregister.beis.gov.uk/NdsBeisUi/used-service-before