Have you heard of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) which is being introduced in April next year?

That’s only seven months away, and landlords in Kidderminster could have some work to do before then to ensure their properties comply with the legislation.

In a nutshell, the new standard means that all properties must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E or above.

So if your property is currently rated at D or lower, I would advise you to take action – and here’s why.

EPCs are valid for 10 years but assessments are more accurate now than they were some years ago, so if your property was given a D or an E rating a while ago, you could find it being downgraded to an F or a G.

If your property is not at the correct level by next April, you could find yourself open to a fine. It’s important that landlords don’t bury their heads in the sand, and there are simple reports you can get which will tell you the energy efficiency of your property.

After all, it’s better to know if you need to carry out improvements now rather than leaving it until it’s too late and landing yourself with a fine on top of the cost of the work!

Give me a call on 01562 745082 for more advice about how to go about getting your properties checked out.

Erica

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