The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force in April 2018 which outlawed the letting of new tenancies on properties with an EPC rating of F or lower.
On the 1st April 2020, the MEES standards are being expanded to the remainder of the private rental sector and it will be against the law to continue to let your property if you have an F or G rated EPC.
Exemptions apply to this rule including tenant refusal to let a Landlord carry out energy efficiency-related improvement works; however any exemption needs to be lodged to ensure Landlords do not fall foul of regulations.
David James carried out an extensive amount of work on MEES in 2018 and only a small handful of Landlords within our managed portfolio remain affected. If you are one of these Landlords, we will be in contact with you in due course. If you are expanding your rental portfolio, always remember to check the EPC rating on the property you are purchasing to ensure you don’t inadvertently fall foul of these regulations!