What are the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)?
MEES is legislation that affects landlords. The ruling is part of the government’s (2018) Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations which set a minimum energy efficiency level for domestic private rented properties.
From the 1st April 2020, landlords will no longer be able to let residential properties if its EPC rating is rated at ‘F’ or lower (unless a valid exemption is in place).
If a property is currently empty, and there are no plans to let it, no action to improve its rating is required until the property is due to be let again.
The legislation requires that a landlord spends up to a cost cap of £3,500 per property to bring the property to at least an E grade
What happens if I don’t comply with the MEES legislation?
- Your property cannot legally be let
- A fine can be levied against landlords who continue to let a property with an EPC rating lower than E
What are the exemptions to the MEES legislation?
The Government has outlined some instances where Landlords may be exempt from complying with MEES. Vibrant will assist you in that exemptions process to ensure you are compliant
How Vibrant can help you…
Vibrant are able to provide a report on each of your properties to tell you exactly what you need to do to achieve compliance. For a fixed cost we will review your current EPC and guide you through all of the steps necessary to achieve compliance. The fixed fee compliance package includes:
- Review of current EPC and recommendations
- Advice on potential funding streams
- Unlimited email and telephone support
- Free boiler quote if that is relevant
- Will support fully on the exemption process (if applicable)
- Will complete a new EPC post works (if works are required) in this price
You can easily book your MEES Compliance Report today by calling us today on 01495 234300
Vibrant will project manage the process for you to ensure that your property meets the MEES legislation.
Start your journey to MEES compliance…
Call Vibrant on 01495 234300 to find out how you can improve the energy efficiency of your property.
Whether you have one or many properties in your portfolio, we will help you every step of the way.
Please note that this service only applies to domestic and residential properties. For more information on how Vibrant can help with your commercial property, please call our team on 01495 234300.