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Energy Performance Certificates

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the average cost of requiring energy performance certificates to be produced when a property is rented (a) in the private rented sector, (b) by registered social landlords and (c) by local authorities. (94644)

The price of an energy performance certificate will be set by the market and not by Government. We expect these costs to vary according to the size, type and location of the property. Trials are planned to take place shortly to assess the indicative time and costs of producing energy performance certificates. This will also look at properties in the private, registered social landlord and local authority rented sectors.