New EPC regulations for landlords

Did you know the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are being extended from 1 April 2020?

From 1 April 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) have required private landlords of homes rated at Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Bands F or G to improve their property to E before issuing a new tenancy on it, unless they obtain an exemption.

From 1 April 2020 the MEES will be extended to include existing tenancies as long as the property has an EPC (unless an exemption applies). 

Why improve energy performance

Improving the energy performance of your property makes sense. 

  • Lower heating bills for your tenants

  • Better Energy Performance Certificate ratings (EPCs)

  • Improvements may add value to your property should you ever choose to sell

Find out more

To find out more about the regulations, including:

  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

  • How to comply with the MEES

  • Exemptions

  • Enforcement

please visit our dedicated page on minimum energy efficiency standards.

Date published: 25 February 2020

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