Energy Efficiency in the Private Rented Sector

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3646
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you accept that the closure of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will make it harder to improve the energy efficiency of privately rented properties in London at no upfront cost to the landlord, as required by the Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Domestic)?

Answer

Answer for Energy Efficiency in the Private Rented Sector

Answer for Energy Efficiency in the Private Rented Sector

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was only ever a temporary fund, so was not likely to be in place when the Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations came into effect. The Government is aware that other arrangements may have to be made to ensure the Regulations are effective, although it is likely that the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will be able to provide support in some circumstances. The next phase of ECO is likely to be focussed on fuel poor households, many of which are in PRS. The Government has made a commitment to have ECO in place till 2022.  Twenty-six percent of London's homes are privately rented so it is important that the Regulations deliver here.