On 1 April 2018, the Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency (MEES) provisions came into force, which means that owners must have an energy certificate in at least E category for each of their rented properties. The MEES regulation is currently applicable to all new rental and extension contracts, but from 1 April 2020, they will also cover contracts concluded before 1 April 2018. A violation of the guidelines will result in a fine of up to £ 4,000.

MEES regulations apply to most rented properties in England and Wales. However, in some circumstances you may be eligible for an exemption, which will need to be registered in the PRS Exclusion Register.
If you are currently renting a category F or G property, you will need to take immediate steps to ensure compliance before 1 April 2020.

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