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MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS (MEES) FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS (MEES) FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Steve Johnson, 26th March 2018

MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS (MEES) FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY


New minimum energy efficiency standards for rented commercial property are coming in to effect from 1st April 2018. From this date it will be unlawful for landlords to grant a new lease on properties that have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating below E. The regulations do not affect sales.


The new law will require all landlords to make improvements to their buildings to bring them up to standard. There are three exemptions:
1. Landlords have carried out all cost effective energy efficiency improvements.
2. Measures identified by Green Deal or an alternative government scheme are not cost effective.
3. If third party consents are not available.
The penalty for not complying is a financial one based on the properties rateable value, with a maximum fine of £150,000.


If you have concerns regarding your commercial property or would like further information, please contact Walsall’s leading firm of Chartered Surveyors, Fraser Wood on 01922 629000.


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