Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) regulations were introduced by the Government on 1st April 2018. This means a domestic property must have a EPC rating of an E as a minimum with this potentially set to rise to a C for 2025 for new tenancies and 2028 for current tenancies.
MEES Consultancy (for domestic properties)
Our MEES Consultancy service is designed to provide you with the information you need to accurately improve your property to meet these new standards by identifying improvements that won't necessarily appear as an EPC recommendation but could have a considerable effect on your rating.
We meet many landlords that have tried to improve their rating by consulting with gas engineers and electricians and although they are specialists in what they do, they cannot advise on what impact this will directly have on your EPC.
By consulting with us first we can tell you exactly what you need to do to improve your rating before you spend money carrying out unnecessary improvements.
What do I get in a MEES Consultancy
We will send a qualified energy assessor to your property to see what it's current rating is. Many EPCs are wrong or out of date so the key purpose of this is to get the exact rating of what rating your property actually is. Once we know this we can see if you are where you want to be and if you are, we will only charge you our standard rate for an EPC.
If not, we will work with you and discuss improvements you may or may not have in mind to drive the rating up and come up with a plan as to how to best complete this. We can even introduce you to companies to carry out the works required.
We will then come back to the property once the works have been completed to inspect the improvements and then issue your new, higher rating EPC.
This costs just £199 Plus VAT and includes up to one hour of consultancy.
Non Domestic Properties and MEES
The laws for minimum standards for commercial (non domestic) properties are slightly different.
The current requirement since 1st April 2018 for a new lease or extension of an existing lease are for the property to have a rating of E or above and will include lease extensions from 2023.
The Government have also established a long term target of a B rating for commercial properties by 2030.
It is thought between 20-25% of commercial properties do not meet this standard.
The fines for no compliance are much higher for non domestic properties as they are tied to the rateable value meaning a non compliance fine could be up to £150,000.
We work with a number of nationwide companies to consult on improvements on their premises before they happen saving them money and ensuring compliance.
For prices and more information please contact us now.