Scottish Government proposes legal requirement for all owner occupier homes to hit EPC C from 2024

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EPC C could become the new benchmark under Scottish government plans | Credit: Mario Guti
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EPC C could become the new benchmark under Scottish government plans | Credit: Mario Guti

Homes would need to hit EPC C after sale or renovation under radical new plans to accelerate energy efficiency improvements in private housing

Homeowners in Scotland could be forced to improve the energy efficiency of their property before they are able to sell, under new proposals unveiled yesterday by the Scottish government that mark a first...

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