Province Amends Green Energy Act

It has been brought to my attention that changes have been made with respect to Energy Audits on the sale on homes in Ontario.   These audits will not be mandatory. Buyers shall have the right to have one completed or waive that request.   Here is the proposed new wording.... It is nice to see Govt listen.  

Clean Version: Part 1: Section 2 of the Green Energy Act

Mandatory conservation and energy efficiency practices

2.

(1) A person making an offer to purchase an interest in real property has the

right to receive from the person offering to sell the property such information,reports or ratings as are prescribed,

(a) relating to energy consumption and efficiency with respect to a prescribed residence on the property or a class of prescribed residences on the property;

and

(b) in such circumstances and at such times as are prescribed and in such manner as is prescribed.

Provision before accepting offer

(2) The person offering to sell the property shall, in accordance with subsection

(1), provide the information, reports or ratings to the person making the offer to purchase before accepting that person's offer.

Waiver

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply where the person making the offer waives, in writing, the provision and receipt of the information, reports or ratings.

Agent

(4) A person acting as an agent on behalf of the person offering to sell shall inform that person promptly of any request for the information, reports or ratings.

Same

(5) Subsection (5) applies only to agents acting for or in anticipation of receiving valuable consideration with respect to the offer to sell.

Make available

(6) In this section, the obligation to provide information, reports or ratings is satisfied where the person offering to sell makes the information, reports or ratings

reasonably available to the person making the offer to purchase

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