Ongoing obligations

The ongoing obligations are effectively your duties and responsibilities in relation to you, your property and your heating system.

You must comply with these responsibilities in order to continue to receive payments and avoid other enforcement action. You will need to declare annually that you are still compliant with your ongoing obligations.

In addition, a number of applicants will be subject to desk or site audit to check compliance against the ongoing obligations.

The ongoing obligations can be split into six sections:
1.  Ongoing obligations: your responsibilitiesopen key term pop-up. These ongoing obligations apply to everybody accredited on the scheme and relate to your heating system’s ongoing eligibility to receive payments.
2.  Ongoing obligations: changes to your heating systemopen key term pop-up. These are the ongoing obligations that apply to you if something you provided information on when you submitted your application changes. They outline all changes we must be informed of.
3.  Ongoing obligations: biomass boilers or stovesopen key term pop-up These are the ongoing obligations that are relevant only if you have a biomass boiler or stove.
4.  Ongoing obligations: meteringopen key term pop-up This section outlines the specific ongoing obligations that apply to you if you have had meters installed.
5.  Ongoing obligations: provision of informationopen key term pop-up This section outlines your responsibility to retain any relevant information relating to your heating system and to provide it if requested.
6.  Ongoing obligations: non-compliance and sanctionsopen key term pop-up This section outlines action that we could take if we find out you are not complying with any ongoing obligations that relate to you.


Ongoing obligations: your responsibilities

When you’re approved to join the Domestic RHI, you’ll have to comply with the rules for the seven year payment lifetime of the scheme. Each year you’ll need to submit declarations confirming you've met your responsibilities. More.

Ongoing obligations: changes to your heating system

Once you’ve joined, you’ll need to inform us of any change to your heating system. If we aren’t informed about a change, you’ll be considered to be non-compliant and could face enforcement action. More.

Ongoing obligations: biomass boilers or stoves

If your renewable heating system is a biomass boiler or stove, you’ll have specific obligations relating to the fuel type, fuel moisture content and the way in which you operate them. More.

Ongoing obligations: metering

If you have meters installed there are specific obligations for you to ensure that your meters are working properly. We explain these here. More.

Ongoing obligations: provision of information

You must keep all information provided at application and any other evidence confirming eligibility criteria and ongoing obligations for the scheme. More.

Ongoing obligations: non-compliance and sanctions

We can take action if we suspect or find out that a scheme participant isn’t complying with their ongoing obligations or were approved to the scheme on the basis of incorrect information. More.