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In April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) made it a legal requirement for all privately owned properties to have an EPC rating of at least an 'E' before they are sold or let. The legislation applies to both domestic and commercial properties.

From 1 April 2020, these requirements apply to all private rented properties not just when a new tenancy begins. Landlords in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E.

Those who fail to make the necessary changes will be subject to the appropriate fines: up to £5,000 for domestic dwellings.

Coventry City Council will continue to seek out landlords and agents who are failing to comply.


Housing Enforcement

Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 5495