DECC guidance for Green Deal providers and landlords
The Green Deal Provider Guidance sets out how Providers should manage changes in a Plan’s status under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. To supplement this, DECC have produced this guidance for Green Deal Providers and landlords entering into Green Deal Plans during void periods with the intention that the Plan will be transferred to a consumer tenant.
The document aims to provide information for Green Deal Providers and landlords where they are considering entering into a Green Deal Plan during a void period between tenancies with the intention that a consumer tenant will become responsible for making payments under the Plan when the property is let.
In these cases the Green Deal Plan may at first not be regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974. If this is the case the Plan will need to become regulated by the Consumer Credit Act, via a modification of the Plan itself, before the first consumer who should benefit from the protections of the Consumer Credit Act becomes liable to pay the Green Deal charge.
The document is split into two sections: guidance for landlords; and guidance for Providers. Please consult the section most appropriate for you.
The document is solely for guidance and the process to be followed will depend on the individual circumstances. If a Green Deal Provider or landlord is in any doubt they should seek their own independent legal advice.
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