Impact of the 2024 boiler legislation
Patrick Harvie, who is the co-leader for the Green Party and minister for zero carbon buildings in Scotland, praised the regulations as “another example of Scotland leading the way in addressing the big challenges that we need to solve to meet our net zero targets and making sure we have buildings that meet the needs of the 21st century”.
He continued, saying: “This is an important and sensible change to how we heat new builds going forward. By ensuring these homes have low emission heating systems from day one, it reduces the impact on the climate, but also protects future owners from volatile fossil fuel prices’’.
Scottish property owners that use gas boilers as their primary heating source will not have to worry come 2024.
The new legislation will only affect new build buildings and potentially buildings undergoing conversion as they will require a renewable heating appliance installed.
It's important to consider that while the legislation changes on gas boilers could present some difficulties, as many individuals may worry about the costs of replacing their heating systems, the Scottish government has promised to offer financial assistance to aid consumers in transitioning to these alternatives.