Preparing for MEES

Property sector goes green: preparing for MEES

The biggest shake up for landlords will impact from April next year. Commercial and residential landlords will be hit by the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation, coming into effect from 1 April 2018.

From 1 April 2018, all landlords will be required to meet a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If they don’t meet this standard, landlords can’t grant, extend or renew a lease of a property. The regulations will affect all new lets and renewals of tenancies from 1 April next year. With all existing tenancies impacted on 1 April 2020.

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Key facts for MEES

Key facts for MEES

Find out more about the key facts surrounding the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.

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Commercial landlords in the hot seat?

Landlords who don’t comply with the regulations, will risk paying penalties and have their non-compliance published. These penalties could reach £150,000 for a three month incident.

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MEES - commercial landlords in the hot seat?
MEES - the private rented sector needs to go green

The private rented sector needs to go green

Residential landlords will also be hit, unable to rent out their underperforming properties. Penalties will be less than the commercial side, ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 depending on the breach for non-compliance. Although there will be exemptions available through the Public Exemptions Register.

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What should you do?

It’s important to take the right steps to prepare for this change, as early as possible. Our experts can help guide you through the change.

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