Minimum Standards on Energy Efficiency.

The Scottish Government proposes that by 2019 the minimum rating allowable for Energy Performance Certificates be Band E and by 2022 this is set to further shrink back to Band D . Landlords whose properties do not meet the criteria will have a period during which the required upgrades may be completed or risk being fined. Basically this is all part of the larger drive to ensure that properties are meeting a modern , energy efficient standard and that the sector offers tenants the opportunity to live in warm , well insulated housing thus going a long way to eradicating high energy bills and fuel poverty which has dogged the sector for many years.