LANDLORDS  –  What is the EPC rating of your rental  properties?



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 or Piri Paramanadan at or by telephone on 020 7408 8888