Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEES)

Private rentals must have a minimum EPC rating of E. Find out how to get compliant, save costs, and increase the value of your properties.

Protecting your revenue and helping you stay compliant

From 1 April 2018, all new lets and tenancies in the private rental sector must have a minimum energy performance Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E. The regulation will apply to all existing tenancies from 1 April 2020.

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MEES aims to improve inefficient properties and reduce nationwide CO2 emissions. If your properties don’t meet these efficiency standards, it will become illegal to market and let them in the private rental market from April 2020.

  • Which properties does this apply to?
Which properties does this apply to?
  • Assured tenancy or shorthold.
  • A tenancy regulated for the purposes of the Rent Acts.
  • Assured agricultural occupancy.
  • Protected tenancies under the Rent Act 1976.
  • Properties on a statutory tenancy under that Act.


We’ll guide you through your compliance responsibilities, keeping MEES cost-effective and straightforward.

A CCC Energy audit includes:

  • 2011 Energy Act guidance.
  • Advice on achieving a better rating.
  • Portfolio assessment and implications.
  • Project management.

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