Energy requirements of buildings
Planning authorities may set targets in their development plans in respect of
the proportion of the buildings’ energy requirements on a building site to be
supplied by renewable sources.
Energy efficiency of houses in multiple occupation
Any scheme for licensing houses in multiple occupation (“HMO”) established
pursuant to any legislation passed on or after 1st January 2004 shall—
in the case of any scheme that has not been established at the time of the
passing of this Act include; or
in the case of any scheme that has been established at the time of the
passing of this Act be amended to include
as a condition of the licence, provisions for a minimum standard of energy
efficiency required in any HMO for which a licence is required and a date by
which that standard shall be reached.
Different dates may be set for different HMOs.
For the purposes of this section the term “houses in multiple occupation” has
the same meaning as in any scheme to which this section applies.
There shall be payable out of money provided by Parliament—
any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence or by virtue
any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so
provided under any other Act.
Short title, commencement and extent
This Act may be cited as the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004.
Sections 2(7), 3(4) and 4, and the Schedule to this Act, shall come into force on
such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument
appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
The other provisions of this Act shall come into force at the end of the period
of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
This Act extends to England and Wales only.