On 15 October, the government published a consultation on tightening minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercial properties.
Click here for a copy of the consultation. Responses must be submitted by 7 January 2020 and we strongly encourage all interested parties to respond.
The consultation focuses on two key questions:
- What should the minimum standard
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“MEES Regulations“) introduced the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES“), which aim to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of buildings via a restriction on granting new tenancies and continuing existing tenancies where the property has a sub-standard EPC rating. Read More
You may recall that earlier this year the government published its response to the consultation on minimum energy efficiency standards for domestic and commercial buildings, a day after laying draft Regulations before Parliament. The Regulations, which became law on 26 March this year, may significantly constrain the way in which owners and occupiers of commercial Read More