Landlord obligations under MEES

We want to help you bring your rental property into compliance with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

What do the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) mean for landlords?

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The MEES regulations stipulate that, from 1st April 2020, any privately rented property that requires an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must have an EPC of grade E or above, unless there is a valid and registered exemption in place. Local authorities are tasked with ensuring compliance with these regulations, and have powers to impose a financial penalty of up to £5,000 for each non-compliant property.

This means that if you are currently letting a property with an EPC rating of F or G and you haven’t already acted, you are at risk of receiving a financial penalty.

Plymouth City Council are seeking to engage positively with landlords in breach of MEES regulations to improve homes without the need for enforcement to be taken.

Plymouth City Council’s enforcement activity will prioritise those landlords that are not engaging or taking any steps to improve their property, so if you think you might be in breach of MEES regulations or have already been identified by PCC as potentially in breach of these regulations, you must act quickly.

We are here to help you

As a local charity experienced in the delivery of retrofit projects that improve the efficiency of homes, such as the Green Homes Grant LAD and HUG schemes, we can provide you with impartial advice and guidance about improvements, grants available, competent installers and/or exemptions.

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Contact our home energy improvement team now

for further information and advice

Email us 01752 477117