The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) is a statutory legislation, which was introduced in April 2018 and applies to all private rented properties (both residential and non-domestic). The MEES rating stipulates that properties with an EPC rating of F or G (lowest ratings) are illegal for renting. 

MEES applies to all landlords that rent out properties in the UK. Currently landlords can not grant tenancy to new or existing tenants if the properties have a F or G rating on their EPC.

From 1 April 2020 landlords will not be able to continue letting residential properties, (if already occupied) with F or G ratings, whilst for commercial buildings the deadline is 1 April 2023. 

Landlords could utilise Green Deal and Local Authority improvement grants to fund such improvements in order to reduce the capital cost investment.

The MEES scheme was introduced to increase the energy efficiency of the existing UK building stock, which we are fully supportive of. The MEES regulations are linked with the EPC rating. As we explained, an EPC does not guarantee performance. At Consultergy, we advise you how to comply with MEES based on our expertise and knowledge on energy efficiencies that work in practice.

We are keen to provide tailored, robust and reliable advice to our clients who want to improve their buildings, whilst adhering to their statutory obligations. Contact us to find out what is the best solution for you.