17:12 PM, 3rd December 2020, About 2 years ago 12
The Energy Efficiency (PRS) Regulations which were to be enacted this year are now to be introduced next year with the Min EPC rating being Band D w.e.f. 01 Apr 2022 on new leases and by 31 Mar 2025 for existing leases. This skips the previous Min Band E which was to take effect in April this year and doubles the “excessive cost” threshold to £10,000.
This is the same timetable as originally proposed, which also has Min Band C on new leases a requirement from 01 Apr 2025.
As the average EPC Rating for Scotland is D61 this leaves a lot of properties which will struggle to achieve Band D and more importantly less time to evaluate the challenges in improvements to achieve Band E which would have become evident on the original plan.
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