Scotland to introduce EPC Min Band D

Scotland to introduce EPC Min Band D

17:12 PM, 3rd December 2020, About 2 years ago 12

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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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12:14 PM, 5th December 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Jireh Homes at 04/12/2020 - 16:37
If they try for the band 'C' target for owner occupied they will not survive the election that follows any such announcement.


12:43 PM, 5th December 2020, About 2 years ago

I could not see how they would be able to apply it to owner occupiers. It could only work when a property is sold and even then it would be up to the purchaser or I guess they could put a levy on as a purchase tax.

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