The Scottish Government has published its long expected minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) draft regulations and guidance, along with a consultation seeking views on their content. Basic guidance on the forthcoming requirement can be read here.
Private rented sector properties in Scotland will need to achieve at least:
- – EPC of E at change of tenancy from 1 April 2020
- – All rental properties must have an EPC rating of E by 31 March 2022
- – EPC of D at change of tenancy from 1 April 2022
- – All rental properties must have an EPC rating of D by 31 March 2025
Exemptions to the standard are detailed in the published guidance.
Private landlords in Scotland can get free, impartial advice from Home Energy Scotland on making your properties more energy efficient. More information can be found here.