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Domestic Private Rented Sector Regulations Working Group Report: report to government

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

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Domestic Private Rented Sector Regulations Working Group Report: report to government

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Two advisory stakeholder working groups were established in February 2013 to discuss the proposed energy efficiency regulations (domestic and non-domestic) in England and Wales. The domestic group discussed how the following regulations could be applied:

  • 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 report contains the recommendations of a diverse range of stakeholders including leading landlord, tenant, environmental and property professional organisations and provides further details about key issues relating to the regulations. The report does not set out the views of government. The reports were produced in Autumn 2013 and represent the recommendations at this point in time.

The non-domestic working group report has been published in parallel to this report.

Published 22 July 2014