The Importance of MEES Legislation

The Importance of MEES Legislation

Though April 2023 may sound far away, the next phase of MEES is fast approaching. Come April 2023, landlords will no longer be able to let a property with an F or G EPC rating.

In April 2018, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation was introduced making it illegal to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC rating of F or G. This excluded properties which already were being let, however from April 2023 landlords will no longer be able to continue to let a property with an F or G rating.

Why Is MEES Important Now?

Although April 2023 sounds ages away, we recommend that landlords start acting now, in order to ensure they have ample time to install any improvements.

Will MEES Affect Me If I Sell My Property?

The legislation does not affect properties which are being sold, however potential buyers may be more cautious when choosing properties due to potential higher energy costs with a lower rated building.

Will Complying With MEES Be Beneficial?

The energy upgrades associated with the legislation will not only be beneficial for landlords, but they will be beneficial for occupiers too. MEES can help to reduce a properties running cost and reduce a properties CO2 emissions.

How Can I Comply With MEES?

Compliance365 can help you to take the necessary steps towards compliance. Our expert team of Carbon and Energy Consultants are on hand to provide advice and guidance on the legislation. We can produce an EPC Review on an EPC carried out by ourselves which will propose upgrades that could be made to a property, detailing the improved energy rating, cost, kWh and CO2 savings, by performing ‘what if’ scenario simulations. All recommendations are specific to each property, down to a single light bulb!

Let us help you from EPC to installation and achieving your desired EPC rating.

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