MEES - Another Deadline Looms
A year on from the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), most property professionals operating throughout England and Wales have some knowledge of the regulations.
These standards derive from the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 and state that Landlord’s will now be fined if they issue a new lease or renew an existing lease for property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below an E. As such, Landlords have started to take measures to ensure that any vacant properties, or those soon to be vacant are compliant with the regulations.
Looking towards the extension of the Energy Efficiency Regulations, we consider what actions a Landlord should take to protect their property portfolio for the long term.
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