MEES – are you ready for the changes from 1st April 2023?
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/962), (‘MEES Regulations’) have been around for some time now with the aim of improving the energy efficiency of private rented property in the England and Wales, as required by the Energy Act 2011.
If you are a landlord of commercial premises, you may be familiar with the need to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate (‘EPC’) and ensure that the property has an ‘E or above’ rating when granting a new lease or renewing an existing lease.
However, there are important changes coming into effect from April 2023 which you should be aware of.
Our commercial property team has put together a useful summary, covering:
- What’s new from April 2023?
- Is the Lease still valid?
- What are legitimate reasons?
- Consequences of not complying with MEES
- What should Landlords do now?
With just under five months to go landlords of existing leases of commercial premises that fall below the MEES standard will need to act soon, for more information, contact our commercial property partner, Julia Ferguson.