The Department for Business, Energy, Industry and Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed a series of five roadshows that will be focused on discussing options for future Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) within the private sector. The roadshows will be held ahead of a formal consultation and will be taking place in areas below:
Cardiff – Tuesday 18 June
London -Thursday 20 June
Oxford – Thursday 27 June
Peterborough – Tuesday 2 July
Greater Manchester – Wednesday 10 July
Since 1 April 2019 MEES requirements meant that landlords in England and Wales could not start new tenancies if their property had an energy rating lower than E. From April 2020, all existing tenancies which require an EPC will need to have a minimum E rating.
During the workshops, BEIS officials will be looking to explore proposals that require properties to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C by 2030. A webinar will be held on Thursday 11 July, 10:30- 12:30pm for those unable to attend in person.
What you can do:
Landlords are encouraged to participate and voice their views in order to help inform the consultation. You can access Eventbrite to register for the workshops at the links above.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to attend the webinar, or with any queries.
What the NLA has been doing
We have been advocating with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Welsh Government, to ensure that the governments’ approach to increasing energy efficiency in the PRS are manageable and appropriate for landlords going forward.
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