Scottish government proposes changes to private rented sector to increase efficiency

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on further development of its proposed Energy Efficient Scotland policy programme.

Launched on 26 March, the new consultation suggested bringing forward proposed regulations that would require landlords in the private rented sector to ensure their properties meet EPC Band E from April 2020, increasing to EPC Band D from April 2022, by suggesting that all properties in the private rented sector should reach EPC Band C from 2025 when there is a change in tenancy.

This new consultation set out the legislation being prepared to support the delivery of Energy Efficient Scotland, including a Heat Networks Bill as well as secondary legislation setting minimum energy efficiency standards social housing and revised energy efficiency standards for non-domestic properties.

Views are requested by 17 June.

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