The MEES countdown has begun
There are now only 16 months until it will be unlawful for a landlord or property owner to rent out a property with an energy performance rating of less than ‘E’. A breach of the new regulations could result in substantial fines to the landlord or property owner.
The regulations that govern this were passed into law on 26th March 2015 and are known as minimum energy efficiency standards – commonly referred to as MEES.
According to government statistics, the private rented sector has a large proportion of properties with the worst energy performance ratings. As many as 13.5% of private rented sector properties are rated ‘F’ or ‘G’ on their EPC.
As long as you are prepared, getting ready for MEES is simple, and it could just be a matter of:
• Upgrading heating controls
• Loft insulation
• LED lighting
These measures could also provide payback within 7 years.
Eco-energi have prepared a free MEES factsheet to get you started – visit our MEES page to download it.