Minimum levels of energy efficiency standards (MEES) are now law.
Suddenly EPC’s have got serious.
It will apply to both commercial and domestic properties.
Properties that are an F or G rating are affected.
Under the scope of the new regulations, a property has to be a minimum of an E rating.
MEES regulations for Commercial Properties .
From the 1st of April 2018, this will affect lease renewals for existing tenants and change of lease for new tenants on commercial properties that have a F or G rating.
From the 1st of April 2023 you will not be able to continue to let an F and G property.
MEES regulations for Residential Properties
From the 1st of April 2018 a landlord cannot let a property for a new tenant with a rating of F and G
From the 1st of April 2020 a landlord cannot let any residential property that is an F or G.
Penalties for a domestic property could result in a fine up to £5000
For a commercial property they are linked to the rateable value, but could be up to £150,000