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The government has finally issued more detailed guidance on the implementation of MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards), which will affect the private rented sector from 1st April 2018.
From this date, landlords of domestic private rented properties may not grant a tenancy to a new or existing tenant if their property has an EPC rating of band F or G (as shown on a valid Energy Performance Certificate for the property). The regulations will apply to all properties from the 1st April 2020.
Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner in charge of Stags Residential Lettings Department, confirms that “there is a considerable amount of detail regarding these regulations and many properties may be excluded, such as listed properties and properties within conservation areas. As a firm we have been running a series of seminars throughout the region and will be providing further guidance to landlords on the implications of the new regulations and the measures that they will need to take in order to ensure that they comply.”
If you require further information and guidance then do not hesitate to contact one of our residential lettings offices throughout the region.