In 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) required rental properties with a new tenancy or renewal to have a minimum Energy Performance Rating of ‘E’. From April 2020, two years on, the rules will be extended to all existing tenancies. Landlords whose properties fail to meet the EPC requirements will have to carry out measures to improve energy efficiency (capped at £3,500 per property). If you cannot improve your property to EPC E for £3,500 or less, you should make all the improvements which can be made up to that amount, then register an ‘all improvements made’ exemption.
Further information and the Government Guidance about the rules can be found HERE
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