Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether non-domestic privately rented properties will be required to have an EPC rating of C by April 2027.
The Government consulted on strengthening the existing regulations to require non-domestic private rented buildings to reach the highest EPC that a cost-effective package of measures can deliver up to EPC C by April 2027 and EPC B by April 2030.
The policy design and timelines are being reviewed to ensure they remain fair and proportionate for landlords and tenants and to help realise the benefits of energy efficiency. The Government is engaging with stakeholders on the different pathways to support decarbonisation and to give certainty to the supply chain. A response will be published in due course.