After one year, MEES is still a challenge

The first day of April marked the one-year anniversary of the UK’s Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which established a base energy standard in order to lease or renew a lease. The regulation states that a property’s Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) could be no lower than an E, with those rated F or G having to be remedied before the transaction can take place. Looking ahead to 2023 the regulations will apply to existing leases too; if a landlord wishes to continue to let a property and it has an EPC, it must be an E rating. When MEES was