Search Legislation

Energy Act 2011

What Version

 Help about what version

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Status:

This version of this cross heading contains provisions that are prospective. Help about Status

Close

Status

The term provision is used to describe a definable element in a piece of legislation that has legislative effect – such as a Part, Chapter or section. A version of a provision is prospective either:

  1. where the provision (Part, Chapter or section) has never come into force or;
  2. where the text of the provision is subject to change, but no date has yet been appointed by the appropriate person or body for those changes to come into force.

Commencement Orders listed in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ box as not yet applied may bring this prospective version into force.

Changes to legislation:

There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to Energy Act 2011. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.

Changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act associated Parts and Chapters:

 Help about changes and effects
Close

Changes and effects

This section lists the changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act, associated Parts and Chapters where applicable. This includes any insertions of whole new Parts, Chapters or provisions yet to be inserted into this Act. These effects are included in this view as they may be (but won’t necessarily be) relevant to the specific provision that you are viewing.

Whole provisions yet to be inserted into this Act (including any effects on those provisions):

Prospective

Tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulationsE+W

46Tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulationsE+W

(1)The Secretary of State must make regulations for the purpose of securing that a landlord of a domestic PR property which is of such description of domestic PR property as is provided for by the regulations does not unreasonably refuse a request mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)The request is one by the tenant of the property to consent to the making of such relevant energy efficiency improvements as are identified in the request.

(3)Regulations under this section are referred to in this Chapter as “tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulations”.

(4)For the purposes of tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulations—

  • “landlord” and “tenant” have the meaning given by the regulations;

  • relevant energy efficiency improvements” means improvements which—

    (a)

    are of such description as the regulations provide, and

    (b)

    can be—

    (i)

    wholly paid for pursuant to a green deal plan as provided for by Chapter 1 of this Part,

    (ii)

    provided free of charge pursuant to an obligation imposed by an order made under section 33BC or 33BD of the Gas Act 1986 or section 41A or 41B of the Electricity Act 1989,

    (iii)

    wholly financed pursuant to a combination of such a plan and such an obligation, or

    (iv)

    financed by such other description of financial arrangement as the regulations provide.

(5)The first tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulations must come into force no later than 1 April 2016.

47Further provision about tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulationsE+W

(1)Tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulations may, in particular, include provision about—

(a)the form, content and service of a request under the regulations;

(b)the form, content and service of any response by the landlord to a request (including the period within which any response must be given);

(c)exemptions from any requirement imposed by or under the regulations;

(d)evidence relating to any requirement imposed by or under the regulations.

(2)Provision falling within subsection (1)(c) includes, in particular, provision about exemptions—

(a)relating to any necessary permissions or consents;

(b)relating to the likely negative impact on the value of a property of consenting to the request.

(3)Provision falling within subsection (1)(d) includes, in particular, provision about evidence for the purpose of demonstrating—

(a)an exemption from a requirement imposed by or under the regulations;

(b)that a property is not one in relation to which the regulations have effect;

(c)that the improvements for which consent has been requested are not relevant energy efficiency improvements within the meaning given by the regulations.

48Sanctions for the purposes of tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulationsE+W

(1)Tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulations may include provision for the purpose of securing compliance with requirements imposed on landlords by or under the regulations.

(2)Provision falling within subsection (1) includes, in particular, provision for a tenant to apply to a court or tribunal for a ruling that a landlord has not complied with a requirement imposed by or under the regulations.

(3)Where the regulations make provision for a tenant to make an application such as is mentioned in subsection (2), the provision may, in particular, include provision—

(a)as to the jurisdiction of the court or tribunal to which an application may be made;

(b)as to the grounds on which an application may be made;

(c)as to the procedure for making an application (including any fee which may be payable);

(d)as to the powers of the court or tribunal to which an application is made (including as to costs which may be awarded);

(e)as to how any sum payable in pursuance of a decision of the court or tribunal is to be recoverable.

(4)Where the regulations make provision for a tenant to make an application such as is mentioned in subsection (2), the regulations must also include provision for a right of appeal by the tenant or landlord against any decision of a court or tribunal on an application.

(5)Provision falling within subsection (4) includes, in particular, provision—

(a)as to the jurisdiction of the court or tribunal to which an appeal may be made;

(b)as to the grounds on which an appeal may be made;

(c)as to the procedure for making an appeal (including any fee which may be payable);

(d)suspending the effect of the decision being appealed against, pending determination of the appeal;

(e)as to the powers of the court or tribunal to which an appeal is made;

(f)as to how any sum payable in pursuance of a decision of the court or tribunal is to be recoverable.

(6)The provision referred to in subsection (5)(e) includes provision conferring on the court or tribunal to which an appeal is made power—

(a)to confirm the decision;

(b)to quash the decision;

(c)to make a different decision;

(d)to remit the decision or any matter relating to the decision to the person who made it;

(e)to award costs.

(7)If the Secretary of State considers it appropriate for the purpose of, or in consequence of, any provision falling within—

(a)subsection (3)(a), (c), (d) or (e), or

(b)subsection (5)(a), (c), (e) or (f),

tenants' energy efficiency improvements regulations may revoke or amend any subordinate legislation in so far as the subordinate legislation extends to England and Wales.

(8)In this section “subordinate legislation” has the meaning given in section 21(1) of the Interpretation Act 1978 and includes an instrument made under a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources