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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Green deal - landlord key dates

Energy and climate secretary, Chris Huhne has announced key dates for the Green Deal energy bill.

We'll keep landlords up top date with the situation as it evolves.

Pre-autumn 2011: Officials engage stakeholders to develop technical details for secondary legislation

Autumn 2011: Formal consultation on secondary legislation

Early 2012: Secondary legislation before Parliament

Spring 2012: Detailed industry guidance prepared

Autumn 2012: First Green Deals appear.

April 2016: Landlords will not be able to refuse "reasonable requests" from tenants to make improvements to their property by using the Green Deal.

April 2018: Landlords will not be able to rent a house or business property that has less than an "E" energy efficiency rating. This deadline will ensure that 682,000 properties will be improved according to Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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