An errata was published on 17 July 2012. The pdf and html have all been updated to reflect the following changes:
PDF Page 14: Question 2: For landlords, what is the greatest cause of SHQS exemptions in your stock? Is there anything that the Scottish Government could do to assist in reducing exemptions?
PDF Page 28: Paragraph 6.8 : As noted in paragraph 3.8, the proposed minimum energy efficiency rating for electrically heated detached homes and bungalows is lower than the SHQS. There are not significant numbers of such house types within the social rented stock, and it is likely that some of them will be exempted from the SHQS. Landlords will still be expected to meet all other relevant elements of the SHQS for these properties and will now have a more realistic level of energy efficiency to reach (as well as also having to attain the proposed EI rating). This will help to ensure that the energy efficiency of all social rented properties is improved, which may not necessarily be the case with the SHQS as landlords can apply for exemptions for certain properties.
PDF Page 29: Paragraph 6.12: Currently, where it is not possible for certain aspects of particular stock to achieve the SHQS, allowances have been made for exemptions. This process has been agreed by the Scottish Government with the assistance of a panel of social landlord representatives nominated by COSLA and the SFHA.
PDF Page 43: Summary of consultation questions - Question 2: For landlords, what is the greatest cause of SHQS exemptions in your stock? Is there anything that the Scottish Government could do to assist in reducing exemptions?