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The Minimum Energy Efficient Standards (MEES) was introduced in England and Wales on 1st April 2018. It applies to privately rented residential property and all non-domestic properties. The aim is to encourage landlords and property owners to increase the rating of their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This will help the government meet its carbon reduction targets.

Here at Lifetime Savings we know a lot about improving energy efficiency in domestic properties. We’re also experts on the kind of government grants available to help fund these improvements. They might even cost you nothing at all. Read on to learn more about the MEES regulations and our free home energy assessment.

For landlords and property owners that require energy efficiency measures, we can determine if your eligible for the government grants via the Governments ECO Scheme and the LA FLEX Scheme. These grants not only save you money on the cost of your energy improvements, they can improve the EPC rating of your property.


  • All privately rented residential and non-domestic properties must be MEES-compliant
  • From April 2020 – only properties with a minimum EPC rating of E will be permitted for rental
  • Free Government grants available


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Get FREE insulation and boiler replacement grants from the Governments ECO scheme or your Local Authority. Complete our short application form to find out if you are eligible.

Join the thousands of homeowners we have helped to receive free energy efficiency measures installed in their properties

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Do you qualify?

  • ECO Funding for those on qualifying benefits
  • Local Authorities/Councils LA Flex Scheme for non-benefit households
  • Available for Homeowners and rented households
  • FREE survey and quotes

How We Help

First and foremost, our highly qualified surveyors can visit your property for free at a time and date to suit you. During this free survey, our team will be able to recommend energy saving measures and ascertain whether you and your property is eligible for grants funded through government and Local Authorities grant schemes.

Funding Approved

Once you get the green light and your grant application is successful, we will connect you with approved insulation or heating installers, best suited to your property. This can help transform the energy efficiency of your home, with the highest standards of workmanship and quality insulation and heating materials.

Useful Information

What is a MEES Survey
Government Grant Schemes
Meeting the Minimum Energy Efficient Standards
How Do You Qualify for a Grant?

What is a MEES Survey

We’ve been carrying out bespoke home insulation surveys for many years, so we know exactly what we’re looking for. We’ll arrange a time and date that’s convenient for you, and our highly qualified surveyors will visit your property. Following the visit we’ll recommend ways you can save energy and money on bills. We’ll also be able to assess whether you may be eligible for a government grant.

The Minimum Energy Efficient Standards is important for a number reasons.

First, it will help to lower UK carbon emissions. Secondly, if your property fails to meet the MEES regulations, your property may not be compliant for let. It could also cost you quite a lot of money, so why not book a free survey today.

Government Grant Schemes

If you own property that needs work to make it energy efficient, there are government grants that could help dramatically reduce costs. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme is a government plan funded by some of the UK’s largest utility companies. If the property is old and not well insulated, you may not have to pay anything. If it’s a more modern property you may have to contribute towards the cost.

The Local Authority (LA) Flex Funding Scheme offers even more opportunities to qualify. A free Lifetime Savings home energy assessment is an easy way to find out if you’re eligible.

Meeting the Minimum Energy Efficient Standards

If you qualify for a grant you could get guaranteed insulation in the UK from Lifetime Savings. Pairing you with qualified and approved Installers can make sure your property meets the required EPC rating. This in turn can add considerable value to your property. It also means you’re playing your part in reducing carbon emissions and improving housing stock in the UK.

How Do You Qualify for a Grant?

To apply for the government’s ECO scheme, you’ll need to show that the property is legally yours. (If you’re renting, you’ll need to liaise with your landlord). People receiving certain benefits will qualify, and we can offer advice on which ones apply.

As the name suggests, the LA Flex Funding Scheme is more flexible, covering non-benefit households. Other considerations are taken into account, such as age, long term illness, pregnancy etc. (The guidelines may vary depending on your local authority.)

To find out if you’re eligible, book a free home insulation survey today.

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About Us We Are Lifetime Savings

Lifetime Savings is a leading company and has many years experience in providing specialist energy efficiency surveys, clear advice for energy improvement recommendations and help to obtain available grant schemes.

Connecting you with Governments Licensed & Registered Installer of cavity wall and loft insulation and heating measures for homes nationwide.

We are committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon usage in homes across the UK.

Thus far, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners benefit from cost-effective energy efficiency measures on their properties.  Apply today for your no-obligation, no-cost survey.

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Benefits of owning a property that meets the MEES

As of 1st April 2018, private residential and commercial landlords cannot renew or grant a new tenancy arrangement for more than six months if the property has an EPC rating of ‘F’ or lower.

For new lets and renewals of tenancies from 1st April 2020, it will be unlawful to lease out a property that breaches the requirement for a minimum EPC ‘E’ rating, unless there is an applicable exemption.

Minimum Energy Efficient Standards (MEES)

From April 2023 – new MEES regulations will be applicable to all lettings, including existing leases.

Here are three key benefits of owning a MEES-compliant property as a landlord:

  • Play your part in improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock
  • Save your tenants money on energy bills with improved heating and insulation
  • Improved EPC ratings for your property means improved property values


What are the consequences for failing to meet the MEES?

  • Landlords in breach of the MEES for less than three months will be liable for 10% of their property’s rateable value, up to a maximum of £10,000.
  • Landlords in breach of the MEES for more than three months will be liable for 20% of their property’s rateable value, up to a maximum of £150,000.

Trained, qualified and approved installers

At Lifetime Savings, we can connect you with trained, highly-skilled installers of cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as energy efficient A-rated boilers and many more energy efficiency measures. All Installers are approved by Governments Trustmark and the Green Deal scheme.

Approved Installers maintains high-quality workmanship across all of their installations and provides advice and support throughout the whole process.



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How much can you save on your energy bills?

Using data from the Energy Saving Trust, we’ve put together this graph below to show how much a typical installation could cost, how much you could save on your energy bill (£/year) and how many kilograms of CO2 emissions you could save each year with new cavity wall or loft insulation, or a new A-rated condensing boiler:

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