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East Midlands Energy Efficiency

Are Listed Buildings exempt from MEES?

The simple answer – No.

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 establish no specific exemption from MEES for Listed Buildings and other historical buildings.  However, there is an exemption from making a specific improvement when third party consent if refused.  This includes the situation where planning or Listed Building consent is refused.  However, it is still necessary to follow the rest of the process to ascertain if any other improvements can be made.

Some people still mistakenly believe that Listed Buildings are exempt from EPCs automatically and therefore cannot fall within MEES.  This is simply untrue as Listed Buildings are not automatically exempt from the need for an EPC and may require one like any other building.  You can find out more about this in our FAQ “Do Listed Buildings need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

Category: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)