Section: Heating & Energy Efficiency

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for landlords explained

Posted 01.06.21
Paragon Bank: Further reading

On 24 May 2021, the Government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) invited English and Welsh local authorities to apply for funding to support them in enforcing the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations.

If a local authority believes a landlord has failed to fulfill their obligations under the MEES Regulations, it can serve the landlord with a Compliance Notice.

If a breach is confirmed, the landlord may receive a financial penalty of up to £5,000 per property.

This useful article from Paragon explains the MEES Regulations and how they impact landlords, with guidance on what properties are covered by them.

The article also guides landlords through funding of improvements and other relevant issues.

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Media Watch

Updated 16.06.21

The Conversation: How sewage plants and data centres could help heat one in five UK homes - this interesting article by Ran Boydell - Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University - appeared in the Conversation. It makes for an interesting read.

The Guardian: Households on low incomes should be supplied with free heat pumps in order to kickstart the market for low-carbon heating equipment and meet the UK's climate targets, experts have told the government.

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