Briefing: Achieving compliance with MEES

On 1 April existing buildings will need to comply with rules under the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Scheme. Michael Barlow explains what the regulations stipulate and what action needs to be taken

Energy performance certificates

Buildings need at least an E energy efficiency rating to be let

What is MEES?

The Energy Act 2011 calls for certain energy efficiency policies to be put in place, including a ban on letting properties that do not meet minimum energy efficiency requirements. This gave rise to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Scheme (MEES), embodied in the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the ‘MEES Regulations’).

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