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Energy Efficiency Improvements (England) | Housing Health and Safety Rating System (England) | Landlord Responsibility for Repairs and Maintenance (England)

HEATING IN FLAT OCCUPIED BY “COUNCIL” TENANT

15 Jun 2020 | 1 comment

Dear Adrian

Tenant complained to council about her high heating bills.  An electrician, who checked everything, explained to the tenant that having the fan heater on all day during July and August with the patio doors open to enable her dog to go in and out, would obviously cause high heating bills.  Consequently the Council are saying that I must change the existing oil filled electric radiator and a fan heater to off peak heating.  Therefore could you inform me if I legally have to do this.

Thanking you in advance.

Jean Wood

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  1. Imported

    16/10/2018 2:20 pm

    To be honest, we’re surprised they haven’t insisted on gas central heating being installed.

    Under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, generally portable heaters like you describe are not suitable and more suitable heating would be required.

    We presume you mean storage heaters be fitted. It may be that you can go back to them and persuade them that another type of more efficient electric heating be provided instead.

    Although there was no council involvement, in one property we have which has no gas, we recently installed these heaters and they are very good with high efficiency.

    guildy

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