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Domestic Private Rented Sector minimum level of energy efficiency

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Summary

We're seeking views on amendments to The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 for domestic properties.

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Consultation description

We’re seeking 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.

Documents

Consultation to amend The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 in relation to domestic properties to remove the “no cost to the landlord” principle

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Amending the Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations: consultation stage impact assessment

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Published 19 December 2017