Further to my post on minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) quoted below, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have now published guidance to domestic landlords and enforcement authorities on complying with MEES for private residential property. The government published separate guidance for non-domestic landlords in February 2017.
The guidance covers the keys areas of MESS including how the standard applies to domestic property, how to identify energy efficiency improvements and highlights several technical issues that landlords may wish to raise when seeking expert advice on how to improve their properties.
From the 1 April 2018 there will be a requirement for any rented commercial and residential property to meet a minimum energy efficiency rating. Properties will need to have a minimum energy performance rating of E.