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Most landlords will already be familiar with the Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency (MEES) Regulations which came into force on 1 April 2018. The MEES Regulations made it illegal for a landlord to grant a tenancy of a residential property which had an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G. As of the 1st April 2020, the MEES Regulations will apply to all lettings of residential property, including existing tenancies which started before 1st April 2018.

Breaching the Regulations could result in a fine of up to £4,000 (per breach), so it is imperative that landlords know exactly what their obligations are and if there are any exceptions to the rules.

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