Private Rented Housing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in the private rented sector reach energy-efficiency standard (a) A, (b) B, (c) C, (d) D, (e) E, (f) F and (g) G.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 10 February 2015

The English Housing Survey 2012-2013 Chapter 1, Annex Table 1.21 provides the following details for properties in the private rented sector and respective Energy Performance of Buildings Energy Rating Bands.

Energy Efficiency Rating Band

Private Rented Properties

(thousands)

A or B

39

C

777

D

1,901

E

1,010

F

288

G

102

Total

4,119

The Government is doing a great deal of work to improve the energy performance of buildings, not just privately rented properties but across all sectors. This work includes:

  • Schemes like ECO, Cashback, Green Deal finance and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund through which 1,255,000 energy efficiency measures were installed in around 1,021,000 properties to the end of November 2014.
  • Making significant progress to delivering our commitment to ensure new homes will be zero carbon from 2016 onwards, including, strengthening energy performance requirements in Part L of the Building Regulations;

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