Domestic private rented sector minimum level of energy efficiency

Closed 13 Mar 2018

Opened 19 Dec 2017

Overview

This consultation seeks views on the Government’s proposal to amend the domestic Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency Regulations to introduce a capped landlord financial contribution element. This proposal is designed to future-proof the regulations and make them as effective as possible, while protecting landlords against excessive cost burdens. With a cost-cap, domestic landlords would only need to see investment in improvements to an EPC F or G rated property up to the value of that cap. The Government’s preferred cap level is £2,500 per property. A range of additional, alternative, cap options are set out in the consultation and the associated consultation impact assessment.

The consultation is intended for all interested parties including landlords and tenants, local government, energy suppliers, energy assessors, small and large businesses, consumers, and the general public.

What Happens Next

Having gathered views on proposals, the Government plans to issue its response and lay amending minimum standard regulations as soon as possible in order to provide as much certainty and clarity to the market as to what the regulations will require.

Audiences

  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Property
  • Energy assesor
  • Landlord
  • Consumers
  • Consumers
  • General public
  • Local government
  • The Devolved Administrations

Interests

  • Fuel poverty
  • Saving energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Housing
  • Fuel poverty
  • Saving energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Housing
  • Emissions
  • Climate change