We respond to government consultation on energy performance of rented homes

15 December 2020

We've responded to an ongoing government consultation on Improving the Energy Performance of Privately Rented Homes in England and Wales.

You can read our response here.

As the consultation notes, the government is committed to upgrading as many private rented sector homes as possible to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030 - where practical, cost-effective and affordable.

It has set out several policy proposals aimed at achieving this, and is seeking views on these from individuals and organisations with understanding of the sector.

Our response was led by Nicky Hodges who said "We welcome the opportunity to contribute to this important consultation. Raising the energy performance standards of privately rented homes is critical for the welfare, health and quality of life of some of our most vulnerable households, and will also impact positively on the UK's efforts to save energy and cut carbon.

"We'd urge other organisations that support private renters to respond to the consultation and make their views known. You are more than welcome to base your responses on ours"

You can access the online consultation here. The deadline for responding is 30 Dec 2020.

Jonathan Billinger / Terraced housing, Tomkinson Road, Nuneaton / CC BY-SA 2.0

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