This Act will enable regulations to be made requiring that private rented domestic and non-domestic properties in Scotland meet a minimum energy efficiency standard.
This standard is defined as a minimum rating on an energy performance certificate (EPC) In the domestic private rented sector, this is anticipated to be EPC Band E initially, later rising to Band D.
The Energy Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2019 brings Part 1, Chapter 3 to the Energy Act 2011 into force on 1 July 2019.
What will be updated?
This standard is defined as a minimum rating on an energy performance certificate (EPC). Future regulations will define this minimum rating. In the domestic sector, this is anticipated to be EPC Band E initially, later rising to Band D.
Regulations made by the Scottish ministers may prohibit domestic and non-domestic private rented properties below this rating from being let.
The Scottish Ministers may apply exemptions from the minimum energy efficiency standard in future regulations.
Domestic Energy Efficiency Improvements
Landlords will be obligated to deliver reasonable energy efficiency improvements requested by tenants.
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