DECC urged to set energy efficiency standard for private landlords
More than 30 organisations are calling on the Government to set a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented homes across the UK, writes Energy Live News.
They suggest regulations must be introduced “without delay” to give certainty to landlords and tenants in an effort to slash energy bills and cut carbon emissions.
The Government had been expected to bring in new regulations by early 2014 at the latest however a consultation on the plans has yet to be published.
In a joint letter to the Government, the organisations – including UK-GBC, Energy Saving Trust and National Energy Action – are calling on DECC to ensure all privately rented properties meet band E at the least.