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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES)

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 came into force from 1st April 2018.


From 1st April 2018 a minimum energy efficiency standard in private rented dwellings was introduced. All new private rented tenancies after this date must have an EPC rating of E or above.

This standard will apply to all existing private rented tenancies from 1st April 2020.

  • For further information on the Private Rented Property minimum standard, please visit
  • For information on energy efficiency, grant eligibility and advice please contact the Gloucestershire Warm and Well line on 0800 500 3076


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