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

Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) for the Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) regulations 2020 and draft associated guidance.

Responses to the Consultation

20. In total, 40 responses from individuals/housing providers/landlords/or their representatives were received:

  • 11 were from individuals owning properties, housing providers, landlords and their representative bodies;
  • 5 were from industry associations/manufacturers and commercial organisations;
  • 10 were from local authorities;
  • 7 were from voluntary or charitable organisations
  • 3 were from other types of organisation
  • 1 was from a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB)
  • 3 were from professional bodies

21. From the responses received, none were from members of the public or groups within the island communities. However, some responses did raise issues that are relevant to island communities. even though they were not raised in the context of the islands, and we have taken account of these in this assessment.

22. To assist our assessment we have also referred to recent work carried out during the preparation of the Fuel Poverty Bill. In May 2019 the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment[8] was published. Within this impact assessment responses on the recent Fuel Poverty consultation were taking into consideration and a number of these responses were applicable to the private rented sector of the island communities.

23. In summary, the particular challenges facing the island communities include:

  • Environment and geography
  • Logistics of getting the work done
  • The condition of housing stock
  • Long periods of heating use - fuel costs
  • High costs of improvements – due to additional cost to transport materials, additional cost for labour eg accommodation



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