This Practice Note summarises the regulatory and contractual issues associated with District Heating Network projects (in some contexts referred to as ‘communal heating’) in the UK. It includes coverage of Metering and Billing Regulations, SI 2014/3120, relevant provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Code of Practice, the Heat Trust Scheme and the CMA market study into domestic heat networks in the UK, along with key District Heating Network project documentation and issues arising in negotiation.
This Practice Note summarises the obligations under the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014, SI 2014/3120. The regulations affect landlords, management companies and developers who supply heating, hot water and air-conditioning to tenants in multi-let buildings. This Practice Note looks at who the obligations apply to, the buildings affected, the duties imposed, as well as providing information on replacing meters, renovations, maintenance obligations, billing and enforcement. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.
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