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(1)The Scottish Ministers may make regulations for the purpose of securing that a landlord of a Scottish domestic PR property which is of such description of Scottish 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 “Scottish tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations”.
(4)For the purposes of Scottish tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations—
“landlord” and “tenant” have the meaning given by the regulations;
“relevant energy efficiency improvements” means improvements which—
are of such description as the regulations provide, and
wholly paid for pursuant to a green deal plan as provided for by Chapter 1 of this Part,
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,
wholly financed pursuant to a combination of such a plan and such an obligation, or
financed by such other description of financial arrangement as the regulations provide.
(5)Scottish tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations may come into force no earlier than 1 April 2015.
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