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Landlords are you ready for the new Energy Efficiency Rules 2018

From 1st April 2018 it will normally be unlawful to let your property without an EPC of at least an E rating. If you have properties that do not meet this minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) requirements then it would be wise to start bringing these up to standard to avoid penalty charges. The following steps should be taken now.

Evaluate the EPC rating of your property

List all properties that currently have an EPC rating E,F or G.

Arrange an MEES report for these properties

This will involve an assesor visiting the property to make a detailed report of the building and an overall energy efficiency of the property.

Review MEES report

The bespoke MEES report will identify the best solutions for the property, before calculating indicative Capital Expenditure, rates of return and highlighting the practical implementation of each option.

Make the improvements

It’s better to act early to avoid issues with letting the property after April 2018.