The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 became law in March 2015, establishing what have now widely become known as minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES). It is now less than 18 months until the MEES restrictions on letting take their first ‘bite’ in respect of both domestic and non-domestic property.

Despite much commentary on MEES, particularly focusing on how best to prepare, it seems that many commercial landlords have not yet fully engaged with the impact of the regulations. Described in the property press as a ‘green time bomb’, the results of a Bilfinger GVA survey, published in May 2016, reveale...

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