Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes

Closed 8 Jan 2021

Opened 30 Sep 2020


The Government has committed to upgrade as many private rented sector homes as possible to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, where practical, cost-effective and affordable.  

This consultation sets out a suite of policy proposals towards achieving this. These proposals will bring significant benefits to landlords, tenants and our environment including:  

  • reducing energy bills and increased comfort for tenants and supporting delivery of our statutory fuel poverty target of EPC C by 2030; 

  • property value uplifts for landlords as a result of these investments; 

  • and delivering carbon emission savings over Carbon Budgets 4 and 5, making progress towards our net zero target.  

A Consultation Stage Impact Assessment is published alongside this consultation.  

Extension to consultation end date

In the light of COVID-19, we have extended the consultation period to 8 January 2021 to give people more time to respond.


  • Consumers


  • Energy efficiency