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Are You Ready For The New MEES Regulations

14th November 2022

From 1st April 2018 in England and Wales, legislation changed so any commercial property that is legally required to have an EPC and has one of lower than an ‘E’, could not be rented out to new tenants, or renew any existing leases until an ‘E’ rating was obtained.

From 1st April 2023, MEES regulations are going to get stricter.  It will be an offence for landlords to continue to let their property on either a new or an existing basis if it has an EPC rating of lower than an ‘E’ and therefore will be finable.

It is proposed that the legislation will change again from April 2027, when all commercial properties should have an EPC rating of no lower than a ‘C’.  Then in April 2030, and EPC rating of no lower than a ‘B’.

How can Sibbett Gregory help you?

 With a dedicated EPC assessor, we can assess your property’s current energy rating and develop the most cost-effective strategy to help you improve your EPC rating to the required level.  Under certain circumstances where a property cannot economically be brought into compliance, personal exemptions can be lodged and there are also a few exceptions where an EPC is not required, we can advise on both issues.

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