The Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations (MEES) are intended to improve the energy efficiency of both residential and commercial property. Background to the Regulations was set out in one of my earlier posts which can be viewed here.
The Government has published guidance on the exemptions in Part 3 of the MEES Regulations and the evidence requirements for each type of exemption. Click on the www.gov.uk link highlighted below to go to the Government website and see the full text of the guidance.
Part 3 of the MEES Regulations prohibit landlords from letting or continuing to let certain sub-standard properties, on or after the relevant date, without a legitimate reason as permitted by the Regulations..
To claim the exemptions (which last up to a maximum of five years), the landlord must enter relevant details on the PRS Exemptions Register.
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations (the Regulations) apply to all privately rented properties in England and Wales which are legally required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), and which are let on a relevant tenancy type (please see the published guidance documents for the definition of relevant tenancy). The PRS Exemptions Register is for properties which are legally required to have an EPC, and which are let on a relevant tenancy type, but which cannot be improved to meet the minimum standard of EPC band E for one of the reasons set out below.