However, since 1st April 2023, these regulations have been extended to all privately rented properties including where a lease is already in place and a property is occupied. Non-compliance could result in heavy fines, possibly as much as £150,000.
And there are further changes in the pipeline.
According to stated Government intentions:
The risk to landlords is real and we recommend you get a full understanding of the energy efficiency of your portfolio to check if you are complying with MEES. MEP members can assess your property’s energy efficiency and provide an EPC to help you understand your property’s energy efficiency rating and the steps you can take to ensure compliance. You can find them on our Find an Assessor tab.
This database is FREE for you to use – and when you choose an MEP assessor you’ll know you’re dealing with a professional providing a fast, efficient and reliable service. That’s why MEP assessors are respected by some of the largest energy efficiency organisations in the UK.