Private Rented Housing: Energy

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the introduction of a registration scheme for private-rented accommodation to ensure that it meets minimum energy efficiency standards.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 22 July 2019

Local authorities have enforcement powers to ensure properties meet minimum energy efficiency standards, and the Government is funding a series of studies to understand how they can best use these powers. The Government does not support a registration scheme for private rented sector accommodation as this has the potential to introduce an unnecessary and costly layer of bureaucracy.

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