MEES- What Landlords need to know.
Landlord? from April 1st, 2018, you will not be able to rent a property on a new tenancy unless the EPC rating is E or above.
MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) come into action on April 1st, 2018, from that date property that has an EPC rating of F or G will need make changes that bring the property up to a minimum of an E rating. MEES is being phased in as shown below.
- New tenancy agreements from April 2018. Any new tenancy agreement.
- Lease renewals from April 2018. Any tenancy renewal for an existing tenant.
- Existing tenancy agreements from April 2020. All privately rented property, even with existing tenants.
Measures that improve the dwelling to an ‘E’ rating must be permissible, appropriate and the measure are cost-effective under the Green Deal Golden Rule (pay for the improvement via savings generated over the lifetime). It is important to note that tenants already have the right to ask landlords to consider reasonable improvements to properties.
If in doubt about what improvements to make ask Energicert to carry out a Landlord Survey for you.
We visit the property and produce a draft EPC document, then we work with you to advise on what improvements to make that affect the EPC rating, when complete we carry out another survey and produce a final EPC.
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Energicert carry out EPC and Green Deal Surveys in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Leeds and parts of Bradford and York