Consultation opens on improving the energy performance of privately rented homes

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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’ in England and Wales.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation that sets out a suite of policy proposals towards achieving this.

These proposals seek to bring benefits to landlords, tenants and environment, including:

  • reducing energy bills and increased comfort for tenants and supporting delivery of statutory fuel poverty target of EPC C by 2030
  • potential property value improvements for landlords
  • delivering carbon emission savings over Carbon Budgets 4 and 5, making progress towards the UK’s net zero target

Responses are welcomed by anyone affected by or concerned by raised energy
performance, especially landlords, tenants, local authorities and the supply chain (energy efficiency installers, Domestic Energy Assessors etc.).

This consultation closes at

More information about the consultation and how to take part is available here