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Energy Performance Certificates: Private Rented Housing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 126615, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of homes in the private rented sector which are not classified as having an Energy Performance Certificate rating of C or above in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales.

Answered on

1 March 2022

The latest available estimates of the number and proportion of private rented sector homes which are EPC C or above are as follows.

Number EPC C or above

Proportion EPC C or above

England1

1,978,425

41.8%

Northern Ireland2

60,860

44.8%

Scotland3

125,000

40.0%

Wales4

57,387

28.0%


*Includes all vacant and occupied homes in the private rented sector.

** Includes homes with EPC ratings of A, B or C, using the SAP 2012 energy efficiency rating metric.

1 English Housing Survey 2020 to 2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-housing-survey-2020-to-2021-headline-report

2 Northern Ireland House Condition Survey 2016 https://www.nihe.gov.uk/Working-With-Us/Research/House-Condition-Survey

3 Scottish house Condition Survey 2019 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-house-condition-survey-2019-key-findings/pages/5/

4 StatsWales dwelling stock estimates 2020 https://statswales.gov.wales/Catalogue/Housing/Dwelling-Stock-Estimates