MEES update - July 2017
The upcoming Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations are coming into force in April 2018. This means Landlords have 9 months to evaluate your portfolios to ensure that they are compliant.
Since October 2016, Paragon has undertaken hundreds of assessments of properties with EPCs that fell below threshold. The majority of these simply involved a re-evaluation of the inputs used for the EPC model whereby, more often than not, default values had been used. Simply entering the correct building inputs using skilled and experienced assessors has had an extremely high success rate in bringing properties to compliance at a very low cost to our clients. With enforcement to be carried out by local authorities and potential fines of up to £150k, it is important to ensure your portfolio is in a position to comply come April 2018.
Everything you need to know about the MEES regulations can be found .
For your properties in Scotland do not forget about the implications of the Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016, whereby action is required in the event of a sale or new leasehold interest of properties over 1000 m² to assess and improve energy efficiency.
Please get in touch with our if you would like to discuss ways in which Paragon can offer support in meeting compliance with the regulations. (Note that buildings that meet energy standards equivalent to those introduced by the 2002 Building Regulations or are already improved via a Green Deal are exempted from the regulations).