Private Rented Sector - energy efficiency

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5103
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps are you taking to ensure that minimum energy efficiency standards are achieved in London in the private rented sector by 2018, in accordance with the Energy Act (2011).

Answer

Answer for Private Rented Sector - energy efficiency

Answer for Private Rented Sector - energy efficiency

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am already delivering successful energy efficiency programmes, including: the home energy efficiency programme RE:NEW; supporting delivery of the ECO and Green Deal; and, my new London Rental Standard also sets out the need for Landlords to work towards meeting their energy efficiency obligations towards tenants under the coming regulations, and to address health and safety hazards in their rental properties - including very cold homes.

Moreover, I set out my thoughts on the new energy efficiency standards in my recent Government consultation response:

https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/environment/publications/response-to-the-consultation-on-the-private-rented-sector-energy