Are you prepared for the MEES legislation changes in April 2023?

Are you prepared for the MEES legislation changes in April 2023?

The EPC requirements associated with MEES legislation will change as of April 1st, 2023.

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation has been in effect for 5 years and was introduced to improve the energy performance of new buildings. The purpose of the new legislation was to increase the rate of upgrades to existing inefficient properties and raise awareness of energy-related issues.

Changes are due to come into effect in April of this year meaning landlords will no longer be able to continue to let a property with an EPC rating of an F or G.

How do the changes affect my property?

The MEES legislation will affect commercial properties with leases that are already in place from April 2023 as well as the currently affected new leases. April 2023 will see further restraints introduced making it unlawful to continue to let a property with an F or G rating regardless of whether there is a change to a tenancy.

Will this be the last change to the MEES legislation?

No, the government has proposed changes to introduce a new milestone in the MEES legislation,

That will require landlords to improve their property to have an EPC rating of at least a C by the 1st of April 2027.  Further proposed changes include that by the 1st of April 2030, EPC ratings will be required to be a B.

How we can help

Compliance365 can help support you as a landlord or property owner to comply with MEES legislation and give guidance on raising your EPC rating from an ‘F’ or ‘G’ rating. Compliance365 can help you become compliant with MEES legislation in numerous ways including:

  • Assessing the Energy Efficiency of a building, by producing an EPC.
  • Produce an EPC Review on an EPC carried out by ourselves. This report proposes cost-effective upgrades that could be made to the property, detailing the improved energy rating, cost, kWh, and CO2 savings.
  • Providing advice on the legislation and the implications for both the Landlord and the occupier.

If you would like to chat with a member of our team about the changes to MEES legislation, get in touch at 01924 669940 or e-mail