The minimum energy standard initiative is once again on the radar following recently issued guidance for landlords of non-domestic private rented property (the “Guidance”). The publication, aimed at both landlords and enforcement authorities, sheds light on how the 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulations (commonly referred to as the MEES Regulations) are expected to operate and drives home the implications for landlords who do not observe the minimum standards requirements. If you have not acted already, the time to do so is now.
An understanding of which properties are affected, the importance of reviewing your portfolio and the sanctions resulting from non-compliance is critical if you want to manage effectively the cost and letting implications of the MEES Regulations over the coming months.
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