5 Feb

Landlords-what you need to know about MEES. New Regulation for 2018 in the lettings private residential sector

Landlords-what you need to know about MEES. New Regulation for 2018 in the lettings private residential sector

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 introduce measures to improve the energy efficiency of private rented property under the Energy Act 2011.

Part Three of the Regulations outline that private sector landlords must not grant a new tenancy, including an extension or renewal, on a property they let after 1 April 2018 where the Energy Performance rating is an F or a G.

An Energy Performance Certificate gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A to G and is valid for 10 years. When a certificate expires a new one is not required until that property is re-let. The certificate contains recommendations about how to improve the energy efficiency rating as well as reduce energy use and save money and have been required on rented properties since 1st October 2008.

There are exemptions however, such as if the EPC is more than 10 years old and therefore no longer valid, then the regulations do not apply until a new EPC is registered.  Also if a landlord has made all relevant energy efficiency improvements for the property or there are no relevant energy efficiency improvements that could be made then they will be allowed to let the property.

Contact Lucy lucy@suebridges.co.uk or Alison alison@suebridges.co.uk if you are unsure how the new regulation may affect your property. 

 

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