Introducing Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales. This means that, from April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants. These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no change in tenancy arrangements – from 1 April 2020 for domestic properties, and from 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties.
At Energy Performance Nationwide (EPN) we can manage your obligation for MEES on your property portfolio, if properties fall below the required standard we can look at way to improve the property or properties by means of ECO funding (click here), ATP (able to pay) installations (click here) or just some simply effective methods from analysing your EPC data. In certain circumstances, such as a property having listed status we can look at registering your property for a MEES exemption due to the limitations of being able to improve the building, a valid EPC will still be needed to apply for the exemptions.