legislation

Legislation is set to change in Wales to ensure private rented properties are fit for human habitation

It has recently been announced that the legislation, Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will change, effective from 15 July 2022. The new regulations are designed to ensure that private rented properties in Wales are fit for human habitation, including the provision of an adequate Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarm system. Section 91 of the Act […]

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New legislation in Wales makes electrical safety checks legal requirement for landlords

The Welsh Government has confirmed that the Renting Homes (Wales) Act will come into force on the 15 of July 2022. The changes will affect all social and private tenants and landlords. Part 4 of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act sets out the obligations placed on landlords regarding the condition of the dwelling. A landlord […]

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Round up – What did 2021 mean for the heating industry?

Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, gives an overview of the key developments in the heating industry which we have seen over the course of 2021: Throughout the course of 2021, we have seen a number of regulatory change proposals as part of the road to net zero 2050. […]

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Big changes to solid fuel legislation

The solid fuel industry is readying itself for some significant changes in legislation, alongside the introduction of new efficiency regulations. Bruce Allen, CEO at HETAS, explains why these changes will make it easier for installers to help better advise their customers when it comes to choosing and using solid fuels and appliances. Right fuel, right […]

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New government legislation will phase out sale of coal and wet wood for domestic burning

The government has announced plans to phase out the sale of coal and wet wood for domestic burning and encourage the use of cleaner fuels in the home. Wood burning stoves and coal fires are the single largest source of the pollutant ‘PM2.5’, emitting twice the contribution of industrial combustion and three times the contribution […]

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