The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (Scotland) regulations 2020: BRIA

Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) regulations 2020.

7. Consumer assessment

The introduction of the regulations is expected to benefit consumers by helping to address market failures. As set out above, in the vast majority of cases, the fuel bill savings are expected to be larger than the cost of upgrades, therefore even if landlords raise rents to cover the cost of upgrades, the total that tenants have to pay (rent plus fuel bills) is likely to be lower.

The phasing of the regulations over time should also help minimise disruption to tenants, with a high proportion of the upgrades likely to be able to take place between tenancies.



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