Following a consultation the Scottish Government has announced that minimum energy efficiency standards within the private rented sector will be introduced, coming into force from April 2020.
Private rented properties will need to achieve at least EPC band E at change in tenancy from 1 April 2020, and in all properties by 31 March 2022.
In addition, properties will need to achieve at least EPC band D at change in tenancy from 1 April 2022, and in all properties by 31 March 2025.
For more information on support for energy exceptions in the Private Rented Sector please visit Energy Saving Trust website
The Energy Saving Trust has also developed an animated video setting out the new requirements.
Energy Efficiency standards are part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Energy Efficiency Scotland programme – you can find more information on this at: Scottish Government website