MEES Regulations – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard
The minimum energy efficiency standard, aka MEES regulations, make ‘E’ the minimum allowable performance of a building when rated from A – G via energy performance certificate EPC.
As of 1st April 2018, the penalties for not complying with MEES Regulations could cost a landlord thousands of pounds. Unless they have applied for an exemption.
MEES Regulations – Exemptions
MEES regulations only apply to buildings that are required to have an EPC energy performance certificate. Typically non-residential or low power consuming buildings such as sheds, agricultural or storage will not need an EPC.
Buildings with Energy Performance Certificates that are over 10 years old are also exempt.
MEES Regulations also exempt tenancies that are either less than 6 months with no right of renewal, or over 99 years.