Following on from our previous article, New energy reporting duties for owners of multi-let properties, updated timings are now available.
Update on timing
The deadline for compliance with new energy reporting duties has been postponed to 31 December 2015. (The previous deadline of 30 April has been postponed).
What meters are involved?
Meters which measure consumption of heating cooling or hot water supplies What should property owners do?
Owners of multi-let properties, where heat is supplied through a common system, should make arrangements to:
- With immediate effect, ensure all new or replacement meters meet the new standards
- By the year end, file reports (with details of meters) to the National Measurement Office
- By the year end, replace any non-compliant main (point of entry) meters for all properties
- By 31 December 2016 install compliant meters for all end users
- By 31 December 2016 ensure end user's bills are accurate (not based on estimates)
The policy is driven by European Directives and climate change targets. The previous rules have just been changed.
Is there more?
Some other rules have been changed. There is (as yet) no formal guidance whether further changes are being considered.
What is the source of this new law?
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No 855)