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.

This page provides information for private landlords and private tenants.


Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) enforcement amnesty
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. We understand that many landlords are unaware of their obligation under MEES, or do not know how to go about ensuring that their properties are complainant.

Newcastle City Council is offering landlords a 3-month enforcement amnesty between 1st November 2021 and 31st January 2022, during this time landlords can come forward and ask for advice to understand and comply with MEES.  We will be writing directly to a number of landlords but invite any landlord with a failing property in Newcastle to get in touch.

Contact us at epc@newcastle.gov.uk

 

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.

 

Apply for an exemption

To register for an exemption go to: https://prsregister.beis.gov.uk/NdsBeisUi/used-service-before