EPC (MEES) Compliance
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Compliance:
- As of April 2018 The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Sector) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 have made it unlawful to grant new leases on both residential and commercial properties which hold an energy efficiency rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’.
- As of 1st April 2020 this regulation was extended to include all existing privately rented residential accommodation.
- As of the 1st April 2023 this is expected to extend further to include all existing commercial leasehold agreements.
Employer & Tenant’s Agent Services:
Considering the above, it is clear that Landlords are most likely to be affected by this new legislation, with a number of risks present to poorly rated property, such as;
- All occupied property where term expiry is post 1st April 2023
- Post occupation vacant possession pre-1st April
- Dilapidation supersession scenarios from required landlord compliance works.
AMC understand how concerning and detrimental this legislation could be to Landlords and can provide a number of proactive and reactive solutions to ensure you remain compliant.
- Identification of any asset within the scope of the MEES Regulations.
- Production of an ‘Energy Efficiency Plan’ identifying necessary energy efficiency improvements, including a proposed program of implementation and budget costs.
- Specification, procurement, contract administration and management of improvement works.
- Negotiation of proposals with Tenants and Landlords.