Landlords must ensure their properties meet a minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) for their tenants.
Privately rented properties must have an EPC rating of E or more, with landlords unable to renew or grant new tenancies if this standard isn’t met. Penalties can be up to £5,000 unless an exemption has been granted.
How can landlords meet their MEES regulations?
Properties rated F or G must have energy efficiency measures installed to improve their rating.
An EPC certificate will list the recommended heating and insulation measures with the predicted benefits.
If you don’t achieve the minimum rating of E after reaching the £3,500 spending cap, you can register for an ‘all improvements made’ exemption.
Can landlords receive funding to meet MEES regulations?
Landlords can receive funding for their property from the Government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme if their tenants meet certain qualifying criteria which includes being on benefits or a low household income.
F or G rated properties can receive ECO funding for high cost measures which include external wall insulation, first-time central heating and renewable heating.
For properties already meeting MEES regulations, ECO funding may be available for a wider range of insulation and heating measures.
YES Energy Solutions can help you improve the energy efficiency rating of your properties and have relationships with a nationwide network of accredited installers.
Plus our expert advisors can help you access available funding and handle the qualification process for tenants on your behalf.
Call 01422 880 100 to find out how we can help improve your properties.