top of page

Are You Up to Speed on MEES?

If you are wondering what MEES stands for, you’re not alone. MEES, or Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into effect in two weeks’ time. Unfortunately, according to a survey conducted by a specialist landlord insurance firm,

only four percent of landlords know what MEES is. The rest are blissfully unaware.

To make matters worse, only 30 percent of landlords and tenants know the energy rating of the property and less than five percent of landlords have made energy improvements to make their property more energy efficient.

ONS 2017 data shows that more than 64k properties in the private rental sector have an EPC rating ‘F’ or below

“The lack of awareness around this key legislation is astounding. Landlords and tenants need to know what their EPC rating is, as it could not only help them avoid a fine, but also could save them large sums of money,” says Just Landlords.

Making Energy Efficiency Improvements

Landlords need to get their skates on. Any landlord with a property that’s designated ‘F’ or below is looking at a £4,000 fine. If you want to avoid a big fine, you must act fast. Simple measures such as changing to LED energy efficient light bulbs can make a difference, but older properties will benefit more from energy efficiency improvements such as extra loft insulation and UPV double-glazing.

Improving the energy efficiency of a property will make it easier to find – and keep – good quality tenants.


Related Posts

See All

Tenant demand has continued to increase

Sourced Properties Weekly List to Your Email inbox The August sentiment survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) gauging the mood of agents, showed improvement in the lettings market.

Property Down Valued

In a recent survey by Bankrate UK, a mortgage comparison service, questioned buyers about their prospective purchases in the last 6 months in the UK. 46% revealed they had their prospective property d

Will Cardiff House Prices Crash?

House prices in the UK are starting to fall after 8 years of stable growth. This is according to recent house price indices. At the moment prices are still fairly stable, but market fluctuations have


bottom of page