(Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards)

  • MEES regulations support for Landlords
  • Minimum “E” EPC strategies and funding
  • Planning advice for future changes

Are your buildings compliant with energy rating legislation?


The Regulations set out the minimum level of energy efficiency for private rented property in England and Wales. In relation to the non-domestic private rented sector, Part 3 of the Regulations contains the minimum level of energy efficiency provisions, which is currently set at an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of at least band E.

EPC band E is the minimum energy rating, but this is likely to tighten over time to a C rating. Landlords may therefore wish to go beyond the current requirement in order to achieve greater energy savings. Subject to certain requirements and exemptions:

  • landlords of non-domestic private rented properties (including public sector landlords) cannot grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if their property has an EPC rating of band F or G (shown on a valid Energy Performance Certificate for the property)
  • from 1 April 2023, landlords must not continue letting a non-domestic property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating of band F or G

Carbonbit will do a full MEES compliance review to ensure your portfolio meets the regulations.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.