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Our response to Scottish Government’s consultation on energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing – a Scotland Energy Efficiency Programme Consultation

We welcome the Scottish Government’s consultation on the topic of minimum energy efficiency standards in the Private Rented Sector and consider that this is a vital first step to ensure that all homes in Scotland are energy efficient, enabling tenants to be warmer in their homes and use less energy. Fuel poverty remains a significant issue in Scotland, and across the wider UK, particularly in the private rented sector. Increasing the energy efficiency of these properties is key to reducing this problem

To realise these benefits, the Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme must be an ambitious programme for low-carbon refurbishment of Scotland’s exiting homes, including a package of measures – attractive finance; the provision of free advice and support; and the introduction of a minimum energy performance standard for all privately rented homes.

This consultation on standards for the private rented sector represents an important step towards realising this vision.

Read our response to the consultation here

See the Scottish Government’s consultation site here

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