Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in the Rental Sector

Public Consultation

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment are undertaking a Public Consultation on Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in the Rental Sector by addressing the ‘Split-Incentive Problem’.  The objective of the consultation is to identify the most appropriate policy interventions.

It is important that you complete the survey/consultation, and have your voice heard. Please note the closing date is 17th January 2020

A number of options are outlined in the consultation including:

  • An enhanced grant for landlords who upgrades their rented property and their own home at the same time; provided both properties are brought up to specified BER standards
  • Link participation by a landlord in the HAP scheme for a defined period of time to a free energy efficiency upgrade
  • Introduce a Cost Balancing Arrangement, whereby a landlord unable or unwilling to upgrade to minimum BER standard, compensates tenant for higher heating bills


The consultation will remain open until 17th January 2020 and it is essential that Landlord’s views are taken into consideration.  Link to consultation is available here.

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