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Clarity Needed on Scottish Energy Efficiency Regulations

The CAAV has joined SLE, Scottish Association of Landlords and Historic Houses Scotland in writing to Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, to ask for clarity over the new Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations. The Regulations were approved in March but were not made, as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold; it is not yet known when the Regulations will be brought into force.

The four organisations have asked:

  • That expenditure incurred now by landlords carrying out energy efficiency improvements be taken into account when the Regulations are brought into force
  • That landlords are given at least 12 months notice of when the Regulations will take effect
  • That the draft Guidance prepared by the Scottish Government is updated and published as soon as possible in order to give support to those landlords who want to prepare now for the introduction of the Regulations

For more detail on the Regulations, listen to our podcast on this subject.

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