IMPORTANT UPDATE - The PIMS Tenancy Agreement for New or
Renewing Tenancies has been updated to comply with the Tenant Fees Ban ENGLAND from June 2019
Wales Legislation Pending
Heat suppliers must submit a notification to the Secretary of State of the following—
(a) the location of the communal heating;
(b) the estimated total for the communal heating, per calendar year,
(i) installed heating capacity,
(ii) heat generated, and
(iii) heat supplied;
(c) the number and type of buildings supplied by the communal heating;
(d) the number and type of meters or heat cost allocators installed
(e) the number of final customers supplied
(f) the name and business address of the heat supplier;
(g) The results of any cost analysis calculations
(h) the expected frequency and content of billing information
(i) any other information reasonably required
(4) Where there is more than one final customer in a building supplied by communal heating, the heat supplier must ensure that meters are installed to measure the consumption of heating, cooling or hot water by each final customer (comes into force on 31st December 2016).
The heat supplier must ensure that temperature control devices are installed to enable the control of the consumption of heating or cooling by a final customer from that district heat network or communal heating.
A heat supplier need not comply unless it is cost effective and technically feasible to do so.
A determination of cost effectiveness and technical feasibility must be made by the heat supplier
Where a heat supplier has determined that installation of meters is not cost effective or technically feasible, a further determination must be repeated by a heat supplier within four years of the date of the first determination
Cost effectiveness analysis: the net present value of projected energy savings over the 10 year period subsequent to installation is greater than the net present value of the estimated costs of installing the meters.
Factors to be considered regarding cost effectiveness: The building type, age and number of dwellings, the number of storeys, the geographical location, costs of access to private dwellings including legal costs, costs of access to or isolation of pipework, costs of repair to decoration or building fabric, costs of installation of temperature control devices, the cost of equipment and software to collect data used for billing, the cost of issuing bills and billing information, the cost of re-calibrating the meters periodically.
DECC have devised a calculator to calculate the cost effectiveness.
Where it is not technically feasible to install individual meters in each room, the heat supplier must still notify the regulator and must also install heat cost allocators and thermostatic radiator valves at each rooms’ radiator in order to determine and enable the control of the consumption of heating by each final customer and a hot water meter. Again these only need installing if cost effective and technically feasible but it is likely that TRVs would always be required given the low cost and ease of installation.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.