Consultation outcome

Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Domestic)

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Detail of outcome

The Energy Act 2011 places a duty on the Secretary of State to bring into force regulations to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the domestic and non-domestic private rented sector in England and Wales.

The Government launched a consultation on 22 July 2014, closing on 2 September 2014, on the domestic regulations which are set out below:

  • Tenant’s energy efficiency improvement regulations that will empower private domestic tenants to request consent for energy efficiency measures that may not unreasonably be refused by their landlord. These regulations must be in force by 1st April 2016.
  • Minimum energy efficiency standard regulations that will require eligible properties in the sector to be improved to a specified minimum standard. These regulations must be in force by 1st April 2018.

We would like to thank all those who submitted a response. We have now carefully considered all the views expressed. The Government’s response to the proposals within the consultation is published here.

The Government’s response to the non-domestic consultation has been published in parallel.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on the proposed energy efficiency regulations under the Energy Act 2011 for the domestic private rented sector.

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Consultation description

The Energy Act 2011 places a duty on the Secretary of State to bring into force regulations to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the domestic and non-domestic private rented sector in England and Wales. This consultation focusses on the domestic private rented sector regulations which are as follows:

  • Tenant’s energy efficiency improvement regulations that will empower private domestic tenants to request consent for energy efficiency measures that may not unreasonably be refused by their landlord. These regulations must be in force by 1st April 2016.

  • Minimum energy efficiency standard regulations that will require eligible properties in the sector to be improved to a specified minimum standard. These regulations must be in force by 1st April 2018.

The non-domestic consultation has been published in parallel to this consultation.

If you would like to assist us develop the draft private rented sector energy efficiency regulations as explored in the consultation, please get in touch by sending an email to domprsconsultation@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Documents

Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Domestic) (England and Wales)

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Impact Assessment

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Published 22 July 2014
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