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Energy Act 2011

Energy Act 2011

2011 CHAPTER 16

Commentary on Sections

Part 1: Energy Efficiency

Chapter 1: Green Deal
Disclosure of green deal plan etc
Section 14: Acknowledgement of Green Deal plan on sale or letting out

61.Subsections (1) and (2) place a duty on the seller, prospective landlord or prospective licensor of a green deal property to secure that the relevant written contract or licence or tenancy agreement includes an acknowledgement by the prospective buyer, tenant or licensee that the green deal plan is binding on the bill payer at the property. The duty applies to sellers of green deal properties and those letting out such properties under a tenancy or licence agreement where the prospective tenant or licensee will be liable for paying the energy bill at the property.

62.Subsection (4) requires that acknowledgment to be in a form specified by the Secretary of State in regulations in respect of properties situated in England or Wales. Subsection (7) provides an equivalent power for the Scottish Ministers in respect of properties in Scotland.

63.Subsection (5) states that the Secretary of State may, in regulations, specify cases or circumstances under which an acknowledgement is not required. Subsection (8) provides an equivalent power for the Scottish Ministers.

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