Landlords now have less than 6 months to become compliant with the Minimum Energy Performance Standards legislation.
From 1 April 2018, under the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), also known as Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), it will be unlawful to let a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G.
Landlords shouldn’t assume they are safe, just because their property achieved an E or above in a previous EPC. Under new stiffer tests, a higher rating is harder to achieve. Next year also marks the 10-year anniversary of the EPC which will see the first-time renewals of the certificates. If your EPC is a low rating and due next year, it may be worth renewing early to ensure you’re not caught short from April.
We advise landlords to start undertaking works to improve the efficiency of their property, to ensure they are compliant by the time the deadline approaches. Failure to become compliant with the legislation will result in a fine of up to £50,000!
Compliance365 can help you to become compliant before the deadline approaches. Our team of Energy and Carbon Consultants will help to future proof your property by aiming for an EPC rating of D.
We use a unique 3D Building Modelling service which legitimately and significantly reduces the amount of F and G rated properties, performing ‘what if’ scenario simulation to calculate the most cost-effective improvements for our customers.
To find out more about the MEPS legislation and how it will affect you click here. To find out how Compliance365 can help you to become compliant click here or send us an email to email@example.com.