Section 46: Tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations
130.This section gives the Secretary of State powers to make tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations in respect of England and Wales. Subsection (1) requires the Secretary of State to make regulations for the purpose of ensuring that a landlord of a property caught by the regulations does not unreasonably refuse a tenant’s request for the making of relevant energy efficiency improvements.
131.Subsection (2) describes the tenant’s request which a landlord must not unreasonably refuse as a request for the consent to the making of such relevant energy efficiency improvements as are identified in the request.
132.Subsection (4) defines matters such as “landlord” and “tenant” and ‘relevant energy efficiency improvements’ in the same way as in subsection (4) of section 43. Subsection (5) requires the Secretary of State to ensure that the tenants’ energy efficiency regulations come into force no later than 1 April 2016.