Scottish Government announces consultation on private rented energy efficiency
9th June 2017

The Scottish Government has announced proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency.

The consultation seeks views on requiring all private rented sector properties to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’ at a change in tenancy from 2019 – and rising to EPC level ‘D’ from 2022.

Around 28% of private rented sector properties have the lowest energy efficiency ratings of E, F and G – compared to 22% in the owner occupied sector and 10% in the social housing sector. Full details here.