Government encourage MEES enforcement
In an article published in The Independent, the Government has made it clear that “local authorities have the power to issue fines of up to £5,000 for landlords to ensure minimum energy efficiency standards are met”, and that they are “working with local authorities to make it even easier for them to issue fines.”
What is MEES?
In April 2018, the Government introduced the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES), barring landlords from starting new tenancies for properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of F or G, the lowest grading. In April 2020, this rule was expanded to cover all tenancies.