New MEES rules set to come into force for existing tenancies

26 Mar 2020 01:09 PM

Since April 2018, landlords have been unable to let their property to new tenants unless it has a minimum energy efficiency rating of an E (unless exempted) on its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

On 1st April 2020, this will be extended to cover all existing tenancies. This means that anyone whose rentals have F or G EPC ratings will no longer be able to legally let them out, unless an applicable exemption applies.

The RLA has guidance for landlords when it comes to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, and this can be read online here.