Amend the Energy Act 2011 to enable residents of houses in multiple
occupation to benefit from the provisions in the Act designed to increase
energy efficiency; and for connected purposes.
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
The Secretary of State must within six months of the passing of this Act make
regulations for the purposes of ensuring that whenever a room in a house in
multiple occupation is to be rented out, an energy performance certificate for
the whole building is made available free of charge to any prospective tenant.
Section 42(1)(a) of the Energy Act 2011 is amended by inserting after sub-
a tenancy in a house in multiple occupation, within the
meaning of sections 254 to 259 of the Housing Act 2004.”
In this Act—
“energy performance certificate” has the meaning given in Regulation 2(1)
of the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections)
(England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/991S.I. 2007/991); and
“house in multiple occupation” has the meaning given in sections 254 to
259 of the Housing Act 2004.
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Regulations under this Act are to be made by statutory instrument and shall be
subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of
This Act may be cited as the Energy Efficiency (Houses in Multiple
Occupation) Act 2013.
This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with
the day on which it is passed.
(3) This Act extends to England and Wales.