Myth-busting – Electrical Safety installations Act 202011:19 AM, 3rd August 2020
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Scottish Government were intending to introduce minimum EPC rating effective April 2019. This has been delayed and proposed legislation is that the minimum requirements are now due to come into effect April 2020, initially set with Band Rating E, rising to Band D from Apr 2022, with back stop dates on existing tenancies being 2/3 years later respectively.
Current details on exemptions are at this stage high level, having simply headings of Technical, Legal, Social and Cost. The excessive cost cap is to be set at £5000 per band, so potentially an expenditure of £10,000 where properties are currently in Band F.
Much more of a concern is the proposal to raise the minimum EPC to Band C effective Apr 2025, and this to also apply to owner-occupier homes. Follow this link for this further consultation. >> https://consult.gov.scot/better-homes-division/energy-efficient/
Whilst we as landlords can now have little influence on the drive for all properties in the PRS to achieve Band D, there is the opportunity to challenge the aspiration to achieve Band C by responding to the current consultation.
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