EPC Ratings & Home Improvements


Landlords need to adhere to specific guidelines set by the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in order to comply and let their properties to tenants.


Why do you need to Improve your EPC Rating?

As the MEES tighten rules and regulations on energy efficiency, as a landlord you will need to comply, otherwise you may be on the end of a heft fine of up to £5,000.

Homes with better energy efficiency release less carbon into the atmosphere, become more sought-after properties and help lower energy bills for tenants.


Avoid being fined


EPC Rating

New Builds

Minimum of C by 2025


Energy Efficiency Solutions for Landlords

In order to get the desired EPC rating set by the MEES, landlords can invest in a series of insulation services and renewable energy installations that can make a home a lot more energy efficient.


Exemptions to Improving our EPC Rating

As the MEES has set a minimum of an E rating for a home’s EPC to be rented out, there are some exemptions to help landlords in more specific situations.

Excessive Costs

If the cost to improve your home's insulation exceeds £3,500 (the price cap of these measures) then you may be entitled to a 5 year exemption.

Structural Issues

If any insulation to your walls or cavity walls will negatively impact the fabric or structure of the property, you may be entitled to a 5 year exemption


If your property will be devalued by over 5% due to the insulation installation then you may be entitled to receiving a 5 year exemption.


If you need consent to enforce any insulation changes to improve your EPC rating from a 3rd party and they refuse to give it, you may be exempt.

Get an EPC rating

What is your homes EPC Rating?

As a landlord, you need to be conscious of your property’s EPC rating in order to legally let. 

You can request an EPC directly through us which will provide a detailed document of possible improvements, along with your rating and other key details.

Get your certificate

EPC Request


Frequently Asked Questions

As a landlord, you can find out all the possible information for complying with MEES and conditions your property must meet via the UK gov website here.

It is always a good idea to get the highest possible EPC rating you can get, as this means your property will be the most energy efficient, saving money on bills and be more desirable for tenants.

But by law, you need at least a rating of an E (according to current times 2023) however, by 2025, new builds will be required to have an EPC rating of a C.

You should have a valid EPC before you rent out your property, if not, you may be penalised. 

If you do not have a document that outlines your EPC rating then you can contact us directly to get one.

Once you have attained your EPC rating and document, this will then last for a period of 10 years, before having to renew it again.

Currently, your EPC rating can range from A-G, with A being the most energy efficient and G being the least.