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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

Commercial landlords need to ensure that privately rented properties meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force in England and Wales from April last year.

This means that from April 2018, it has been unlawful to grant new leases, or renew tenant leases, of residential or commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of less than E unless registered as an exemption.

In practice, this will mean that landlords renting any property with an EPC rating of F or G need to carry out works to improve the energy performance rating to an E or above. Failure to do so can result in a hefty fine as local authorities will be able to impose civil penalties for non-compliance based on the property’s rateable value.

We Can Help

  • We can provide you with the Energy Performance Certificate you need for compliance with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.
  • We can also help you to identify and make changes if you need to improve your EPC rating.

Whether you need advice on complying with the legislation or specific recommendations to improve a current EPC rating then please call Peter on 0151 601 3476 ext 407 or email peter.topham@intebms.co.uk with the subject MEES and he will get back to you.

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