The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposals to improve the energy efficiency and condition standards of privately rented housing in Scotland.
Initially, minimum energy efficiency standards will be introduced under Section 55 of the Energy Act 2011, and will require landlords of privately rented homes to ensure their properties achieve EPC Band E from 1 April 2020 at a change of tenancy, and then EPC Band D from 1 April 2022 at a change of tenancy.
The consultation seeks views on the proposed standards and the means by which they will be introduced in advance of formal parliamentary consideration of the Regulations to follow later this year. The consultation also seeks views on the nature of the guidance to support the Regulations to ensure that users are confident that sufficient information is available to them to begin the implementation of the standards required. The consultation closes on 13 September 2019.
The consultation can be found at: