Energy Performance Consultation, Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), and MEES
"Since 1 April 2020, landlords can no longer let or continue to let properties covered by the MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) Regulations if they have an EPC rating below E, unless they have a valid exemption in place.
If you are currently planning to let a property with an EPC rating of F or G, you need to improve the property’s rating to E, or register an exemption, before you enter into a new tenancy.
If you are currently letting a property with an EPC rating of F or G, and you haven’t already taken action, you must improve the property’s rating to E immediately, or register an exemption.
If your property is currently empty, and you are not planning to let it, you don’t need to take any action to improve its rating until you decide to let it again."
I offer a Domestic Energy Performance Consultation service, an all-in-one solution if your property(s) is below the legal Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES, EPC rated E or below).
Unlike a traditional Domestic Energy Assessment whereby a customer might instruct an assessment to be carried out on their property, for the EPC to be below requirements, for the customer to then unnecessarily implement potentially more costly energy saving measures e.g. new boiler, wall insulation etc, the consultation involves running simulations to find the most cost effective solution(s), before the official EPC is lodged.
If no EPC is available a traditional Energy Assessment is carried out to retrieve base data, and identify the most cost effective measures/improvements which can be implemented. The recommended measures are then implemented, and a final Energy Assessment is conducted to produce a pass rated certificate, allowing you to carry on renting out, saving you time and money.
EPC data retrieved.
Data analyzed, and simulations run before an optimal improvement plan is agreed.
Recommendations are implemented, and a post energy assessment is scheduled.
Post, official EPC is lodged.
Should more costly insulation/improvements be required, various subsidised funding options may be fully/partially available subject to circumstances, for which a Retrofit Assessment may be required.
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Where Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding is available for certain Insulation measures, a thorough Retrofit Assessment is required by the funding provider to identify more accurate carbon cost savings. Taking into account more detailed property details, and specific occupant heating habits.
Should a landlord wish to utilize Energy Company, or 3rd party funding, Retrofit Assessments are usually paid for by the funding party.
Legionella Risk Assessments
Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water containing Legionella. All man-made hot and cold water systems are likely to provide an environment where Legionella can grow.
Under section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) landlords and business owners have a legal duty of care to have their property's, and business premises assessed for the risk of it in their water systems by getting a Legionella Risk Assessment, or they run the risk of being fined.
A Legionella Risk Assessment takes about 30 minutes to conduct; the outcome being a report detailing;
management responsibilities, including a description of your system
potential sources of risk
any controls in place to control risks
monitoring, inspection and maintenance procedures
records of the monitoring results, inspections and checks carried out
arrangements to review the risk assessment regularly
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