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Question reference: S6W-06901

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 25 February 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 7 March 2022


To ask the Scottish Government when it will introduce the proposed regulations requiring the private rented sector to have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of C or above by (a) 2025 for new tenancies and (b) 2028 for all, and how the regulations will be enforced.


The Heat in Buildings Strategy commits to introducing a Bill in the current session of the Scottish Parliament which, amongst a range of powers, will enable the application of minimum energy efficiency regulations in the private rented sector (PRS) from 2025. All PRS homes will be required to meet the standard, equivalent to EPC C, by 2028. We plan to hold a consultation on such regulations in the coming year, which will include how they will be enforced.