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MEES now in force in relation to commercial property

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (2015 SI No. 962) were put in place to meet obligations to improve energy efficiency under the Energy Act 2011, and to meet the UK’s targets for CO² reduction.

These rules were brought in to implement an EU directive. It seems likely that MEES will stay if and when the UK leaves the EU.

Under the Climate Change Act 2008 and various subsequent EU initiatives, the UK Government is committed to making significant reductions to emissions. The Clean Growth Strategy issued in October 2017 suggested that this drive to improve energy efficiency may only increase.

MEES will affect an estimated 20% of non-domestic properties within England and Wales.

Read more about the MEES regulations and what it means for landlords and tenants in this briefing by Simon Hartley, Partner.


This briefing is for guidance purposes only. RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken or not taken in relation to this note and recommends that appropriate legal advice be taken having regard to a client's own particular circumstances.