If you have a property with an EPC rating of E, F or G, then you might be a little worried about April 2018. Similarly, Solicitors will also start feeling these pangs of panic, as they’ll have to tackle the headache of not being able to progress with a letting, due to a poor EPC Score.
Fortunately, Aldrock has a cost-effective solution to assist Landlords and Solicitors! The answer to your prayers comes in the form of a MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) Report.
So, what is a MEES Report?
Quite simply, a MEES report will identify the most cost-effective measures that you can take in order to reach any desired EPC rating. So whether you want to reach the absolute minimum of an ‘E’ rating, or attain a carbon neutral ‘A’ rating, you’ll know exactly how to achieve the energy rating your desire.
How do we do it?
It’s done by converting any current EPC into the most up-to-date version, using our bespoke software. This will produce an accurate representation of the current rating of the building.
To put this into perspective, an EPC produced 6 years ago will not have the same rating as an EPC produced using the current EPC software and methodology. However, there’s no need to have another EPC produced; we will simply convert any existing EPC to reflect the current standards.
What will you receive?
Once we have discussed what your desired rating is, and have clearly identified the measures which are most cost-effective, we’ll issue a report. This will list the estimated costs and paybacks for each measure that’s required to bring the EPC to the desired rating.
You’ll then have a couple of options:
Do you need a MEES Survey?
If your current EPC is classified as an F or G rating, then the most cost-effective way to avoid your property becoming unlettable is to get a MEES survey.
Alternatively, you could carry out the improvements and then have another EPC produced to reflect the changes. However, a word of warning with this option would be that it will not guarantee an improvement in the EPC rating, as this is very much a guessing game.
Will you have to spend a lot on improvement measures to obtain a better rating?
Our MEES Surveys may show that no measures are available with a payback of fewer than 7 years. In which case, your property will be exempt and you can apply for the property to be added to the Exempt Register. This means you will not have to spend a penny on improvements! In any case, we will always tailor the MEES Survey to your financial needs.
How much will it cost?
Our MEES surveys start from just £295.00.
If you’d like to learn more about our MEES Surveys, or are interested in pursuing a MEES Survey with Aldrock, get in touch with one of our experts, today!