Energy Efficiency in the Private Rented Sector

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3324
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will you ensure that minimum energy efficiency standards are achieved in the private rented sector by 2018 in accordance with the Energy Act (2011)?

Answer

Answer for Energy Efficiency in the Private Rented Sector

Answer for Energy Efficiency in the Private Rented Sector

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written answer provided on 28 November 2011:

My programmes are already working to improve the energy efficiency of private rented properties in both the commercial and residential sectors. My RE:NEW programme is an area-based model, retrofitting homes with energy efficiency and water efficiency measures in all tenures, including the private rented sector. The Better Buildings Partnership is also working with London's largest commercial landlords to improve the energy efficiency of commercial private rented properties.

There is provision in the Energy Act 2011 for local authorities to enforce minimum energy efficiency standards in the private sector. However detail on how this will be implemented and funded is yet to be announced by Government.