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will improve the energy efficiency of the non-domestic PR
properties to which the regulations relate, and
(ii) will not decrease the number of properties available for rent.
The Secretary of State may make regulations for the purpose of securing that a
landlord of a non-domestic PR property—
which is of such description of non-domestic PR property as is
provided for by the regulations,
(b) in relation to which there is an energy performance certificate, and
which falls below such level of energy efficiency (as demonstrated by
the energy performance certificate) as is provided for by the
may not let the property until the landlord has complied with the obligation
mentioned in subsection (3).
The obligation is to make to the property such relevant energy efficiency
improvements as are provided for by the regulations.
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Regulations under this section are referred to in this Chapter as “non-domestic
energy efficiency regulations”.
(5) For the purposes of non-domestic energy efficiency regulations—
“energy performance certificate” has the meaning given by the Energy
“landlord”, “let the property” and “tenant” have the meaning given by the
“relevant energy efficiency improvements” means improvements
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, or
financed by such other description of financial
arrangement as the regulations provide.
The Secretary of State may by order amend the definition of “energy
performance certificate” in subsection (5).
Non-domestic energy efficiency regulations may come into force no earlier
than 1 April 2015.
Non-domestic energy efficiency regulations may in particular, include
the period within which improvements required by the regulations
must be started or completed;
exemptions from any requirement imposed by or under the
evidence relating to any requirement imposed by or under the
Provision falling within subsection (1)(b) includes, in particular, provision
(a) relating to any necessary permissions or consents;
relating to the likely negative impact on the value of a property of
complying with a requirement imposed by or under the regulations.
Provision falling within subsection (1)(c) includes, in particular, provision
about evidence for the purpose of demonstrating—
(a) an exemption from a requirement imposed by or under the regulations;
that a property is not one in relation to which the regulations have
that the improvements required by or under the regulations are not
relevant energy efficiency improvements within the meaning given by