In response to the recent announcements that new energy efficiency regulations will be effective from 1 April 2018, Owain Morgan, one of our Sustainability Consultants, has produced a guide that can be downloaded that explains the implications of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Sector) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015.
The new regulations will introduce a Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for all leased properties — making it unlawful to grant a lease of more than six months for commercial or residential properties with an EPC rating of F or G (the lowest ratings).
MEES will have significant impact on landlords, particularly those with large property portfolios. Landlords should act now to ensure that there is a smooth transition to the new regulations and to avoid potential penalties.
GreenBuild Consult’s MEES guidance document explains everything that landlords need to know about the new regulations and how their properties can become MEES compliant.
At GreenBuild Consult we have fully qualified non-domestic energy assessors who are able to provide advice to developers and landlords looking to adapt to the new legislation, so please do not hesitate to get in touch to see how we can best be of service.