Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations (MEES)
What is MEES?
From April 2018, new and renewed leases on commercial and rental properties will only be legal if energy efficiency meets strict government standards. From 2023, the restriction will apply to all leases, regardless of whether a contract is new or ongoing. In practice, this means that any property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of band F or G may not be leased to the public. That’s why you need to ensure your property is compliant with MEES in good time.
How can we help you get MEES compliant?
We use state-of-the-art equipment to survey your property. Not only will you get a new EPC, you’ll also receive a detailed report with recommendations for energy improvements to save you money, keep your tenants happy and ensure the durability of your property investment.
The report will include:
- Recommendations for improvements, along with the potential EPC rating once works are carried out
- Lease considerations – recommendations to keep your tenants comfortable, avoiding the need for recurrent and costly repairs
- Risk factors for anything that could potentially lower the EPC rating in the future
- Details of assumptions and default values that provide opportunity for further investment
- Accurate floor plan, which can be used in the ‘fire and asbestos’ report of the lease
We recommend that you have this survey completed well before beginning a new lease, so you’ll have plenty of time to implement recommendations without too much downtime.
For more information on how to become MEES compliant, contact us today.