Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards now in Force

From 1 April 2018 it has become unlawful for landlords of non-domestic private rented property to grant a new lease of “sub-standard” property, namely those with an EPC rating below ‘E’; this will equally apply to a renewal or extension of an existing lease.

Contravention of MEES renders a landlord liable to a fine of upto £150,000 per three-month infringement and publication of details of the infringement.

From 1 April 2023, MEES will apply to all existing leases on non-domestic properties.