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MEES: Government Consults On Implementation Of Increased Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard For Non-domestic Private Properties By 2030

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) has published a consultation, seeking views on the implementation of a minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) for privately rented non-domestic properties of EPC B, by 2030.

This consultation arises out of the responses to DBEIS’ 2019 consultation on a proposed future regulatory target for the non-domestic private rented sector. The responses highlighted issues with how existing MEES had been implemented and enforced in the past.

As a result of the 2019 consultation, the UK Energy White Paper 2020 confirmed that the future trajectory for non-domestic MEES will be EPC B by 1 April 2030.

The current consultation seeks views on the proposed framework for implementing the EPC B standard, with particular focus on:

  • Improving the implementation and enforcement of MEES.
  • Ensuring that the policy can be delivered in practice.

The consultation closes on 9 June 2021 and responses can be submitted online or by post. View the consultation here

Tom Warrender


Tom Warrender


Tom is a Solicitor and Partner with 15 years + experience advising clients in relation to commercial property matters. A Legal 500 recognised lawyer, Tom is a member of SHLA and CRELA, sits on our Board of Management & Heads our Social Housing Team.