It is estimated that there are thousands of rental properties that will not meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) of an ‘E’ rating as required by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented) Property Regulations 2015. From April 2018, it will be unlawful to let out properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G, unless exemptions apply.
Properties in breach of the regulations must undertake energy efficiency improvements to meet the minimum standard, unless an exemption applies. If a landlord is found to be in breach of the regulations, they could face a substantial financial penalty of up to £160,000, along with a public notification of their non-compliance.
Of the EPCs registered on domestic properties by 2014 nearly 7% did not meet the minimum standard (see below).
If your rental property is one of these then please contact Baxter Development Services as soon as possible and Phil will advise what improvements you need to undertake to ensure you are compliant.