Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into effect from 1 April 2018 - Landlords take note!

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into effect from 1 April 2018 - Landlords take note!

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From 1 April 2018, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will come into effect which means that Landlords will not be able to renew or begin any lease/tenancy for any residential or commercial property which has an EPC Rating below E.  

Photo by Zain Ali from Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/2017-bulb-dslr-energy-saving-lamp-542619/Landlords will be able to let out F and G-rated properties beyond 1 April 2018 for the remainder of existing rental contracts but will not be able to renew a contract or let the property to someone else until it is brought up to an E rating.

Here are five tips to help achieve an E energy rating:

  1. Insulate - ensure you have insulation in the roof
  2. Smart Storage Heaters - cheaper to run than an electric convector heater
  3. LED bulbs - use less energy than regular light bulbs
  4. Add a jacket to your hot water cylinder - especially if it is a sizeable cylinder
  5. Add a programmer or room thermostat

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