A new focus note is now available with guidance on the Minimum Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the MEES Regulations) aimed at Managing Trustees of both residential and non-residential property who let or intend to let the property out.
The MEES Regulations came into force on 1 April 2018 and have been updated most recently in March 2019. Where the MEES Regulations apply it is unlawful for Managing Trustees to grant a new tenancy/lease if the property has an energy efficiency rating of lower than band “E” (stated in the Energy Performance Certificate) unless one of the limited exemptions applies (and is registered) by the Managing Trustees.

For guidance on the application of the MEES Regulations, the impact on Managing Trustees and the availability of exemptions please click here to read the Focus Note in full.

The new Focus Note can also be accessed from the Letting Property and Third Party Use, Residential Tenancies and Granting a Non-Residential Lease to a Third Party pages on TMCP’s website.