Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

Are You MEES Ready?

From 1st April 2018, landlords of non-domestic and domestic privately rented properties within the scope of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations must not renew existing tenancies or grant new tenancies if the building has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of less than the new minimum standard of “E” unless the landlord registers an exemption.

Working out if a building and tenancy are caught within the scope of MEES is not always straightforward. There are a number of building types and tenancy arrangements where MEES may not apply. ClearLead has prepared a short guide to MEES compliance with can be downloaded here.

ClearLead Consulting are already working with a number of our clients to help them analyse their stock and understand the risks and opportunities that MEES poses to their property portfolios and producing cost-effective MEES action plans for improving the energy performance rating to above-minimum compliance levels.

How to find out more?

We would be happy to discuss the best approach for you and your property portfolio and typically would offer to carry out an initial, low cost scoping exercise with you, to understand your portfolio of buildings to assess which properties are likely to be within scope of the MEES Regulations. Once this is complete, we will be able to propose a cost-effective risk assessment of the portfolio with bespoke energy efficiency plans for each building allowing cost effective improvement and compliance with the MEES regulations.   Feel free to get touch and speak to one of our MEES team