Minimum energy standards in Scotland 

The Scottish Government is proposing to introduce minimum energy efficiency regulations for the private rental sector, which will come into force in April 2020. 

About the Regulations 

The Regulations set out the minimum level of energy efficiency for properties in the private rented property (PRS) in Scotland and use Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) as a means to measure this standard. 

They are designed to tackle the least energy-efficient properties in Scotland (those with an EPC rating of F or G) and form part of a framework of standards which will be phased in gradually over time to tackle the energy efficiency of all buildings in Scotland. This framework forms part of Energy Efficient Scotland, a Scottish Government Programme intended to make buildings warmer, greener and more efficient, supporting efforts towards eradicating fuel poverty, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as contributing to sustainable economic growth.  

Minimum energy efficiency standards for landlords and assessors in Scotland

For Landlords


For Assessors 


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