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 by by Chris Amos
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April 2018 seemed a long way away when the regulations were first announced in 2015, however it is only a few weeks away! Here at Melin we have started to see an influx of enquiries regarding our MEES and EPC services, we thought we would take this opportunity to help our clients better understand the regulations and what the implications are for them.

What is MEES?

The Energy Efficiency [Private Rented Property] (England & Wales) Regulations 2015, are known in the industry as the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard or MEES. 

From the 1st April 2018, Private Non-Domestic & Domestic landlords in England and Wales letting or renewing leases will need to ensure that their properties reach at least an ‘E’ rated EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) unless certain exemptions apply.

How can Melin Consultants help you be MEES ready?

As highly experienced SBEM & EPC providers using state of the art Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM) software, Melin Consultants are able to model your building or portfolio and advise on areas of potential non-compliance. 

Using the expertise and experience of our in-house team of accredited professionals we can model multiple solutions, culminating in finding the most cost-effective solutions that benefit the landlord, occupiers and building!

The Non-Domestic Regulations in brief;

- From the 1st April 2018, a landlord will have to bring a below standard building up to an ‘E’ rating as a minimum prior to a new lease being granted (this includes some lease renewals)
- By 1st April 2023, properties on existing leases that have an 'F' or 'G' rating will have to be brought up the required standard.
- Fines will be imposed for any non-compliance ranging from £5,000 to £150,000 per property
- There are many exemptions in place. https://www.gov.uk/energy-performance-certificate-commercial-property/exemptions

The Domestic Regulations in Brief;

- From 1st April 2018, a landlord will have to bring a below standard dwelling up to an ‘E’ EPC rating or better before a new lease is granted.
- By 1st April 2020, properties on existing leases that have an F or G rated EPC must be brought up to standard.
- There are fines for non-compliance ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 per property.
- There are many exemptions in place. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-private-rented-property-minimum-standard-landlord-guidance-documents.

Don’t Worry.....
Instructing Melin Consultants for your EPC reports and MEES analysis couldn’t be easier. Using state of the art modelling techniques you will get more accurate EPCs and more accurate modelling is vital in achieving MEES. For some buildings to achieve the ‘E’ rating or better may just be as simple as gathering more detailed information on the building and its services.

In a hurry.....
Not a problem, we love a challenge here at Melin! Whether your property is in Newcastle, Liverpool, Cardiff or London we can survey, produce a draft report with MEES analysis within 48 hours!

Need more information.....
Whether you let one building or have a large portfolio, we offer a CPD seminar free of charge to groups of five or more which explains MEES and how to comply.

Don’t just take our word for it. Put our dedicated team to the test and give us a call on 0845 094 1593 or email chris@melinconsultants.co.uk

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