13:17 PM, 5th October 2022, About A year ago 21
Hello, I have a flat that has modern electric panel wall heaters with thermostats and timer switches which run on standard-rate electricity.
The tenant has a direct contract in their name with the electricity supplier. The EPC rating for the flat is D.
The local Housing Officer has recently visited the flat and has now sent us a Section 11 Improvement Notice (and an administration charge invoice) on the basis that there is a heating system installed to the property that is purely reliant on peak rate electricity and is prohibitively expensive to use.
The schedule of works includes high heat retention storage heaters to be fitted and a wall-mounted electric panel heater with timer and electronic thermostat must be provided in the lounge and a similar and suitable unit provided in the kitchen”.
According to the Notice we are expected to install HHR storage heaters AND wall-mounted panel heaters in the kitchen and lounge, as well as having the meter changed to a dual-rate E7 supply.
I have never come across such a request before and would be grateful for some advice.
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