Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes

Closes 30 Dec 2020

Opened 30 Sep 2020


The Government has committed to upgrade as many private rented sector homes as possible to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, where practical, cost-effective and affordable.  

This consultation sets out a suite of policy proposals towards achieving this. These proposals will bring significant benefits to landlords, tenants and our environment including:  

  • reducing energy bills and increased comfort for tenants and supporting delivery of our statutory fuel poverty target of EPC C by 2030; 

  • property value uplifts for landlords as a result of these investments; 

  • and delivering carbon emission savings over Carbon Budgets 4 and 5, making progress towards our net zero target.  

A Consultation Stage Impact Assessment is published alongside this consultation.  

Amending The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015


  • Consumers


  • Energy efficiency