LANDLORDS – What is the EPC rating of your rental properties?
On 1st April 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficient Standards (MEES) will come into force.
It will require both domestic and non-domestic properties to have a minimum EPC rating of E.
Subject to certain requirements and exemptions:
- from 1 April 2018, landlords of domestic and non-domestic properties may not grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if their property has an EPC rating of band F or G (shown on a valid Energy Performance Certificate for the property).
- from1 April 2020 for domestic properties and 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties landlords must not continue letting a property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating of band F or G. They will be required to ensure that the necessary energy efficiency improvements are made in order to raise the rating to a minimum of E before they are able to let the Property.
Beware, as Landlords who do not comply with the MEES may face a penalty ranging from £2,000 – £5,000 for domestic properties and from £5,000 up to a maximum of £150,000 for non-domestic properties.
Should you require any advice or assistance regarding this article or any other Property related matters please contact Norman Beckman at Norman.Beckman@dwfmbeckman.com or Piri Paramanadan at Piri.Paramanadan@dwfmbeckman.com or by telephone on 020 7408 8888