Energy Performance Certificates
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An Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC”) is an energy labelling system which has been introduced to measure the overall energy efficiency of buildings, not unlike the system used presently on domestic appliances such as fridges, washing machines and diswashers. An EPC provides a rating A to G for the energy performance of a building. The ratings are set against standard criteria to enable one building to be compared with another of a similar type. “A” is a high energy efficient building and “G” being a low energy efficient building.
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 state that an EPC is required when a building is being placed on the market for sale, placed on the market for rental or when a new building is constructed or significantly renovated, for example by the addition of an extension or changes to the heating system where a number of parts are altered to be used separately AND provision or extension of any services for heating, hot water, air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation.
IT IS A BREACH OF THE REGULATIONS IF YOU HAVE NOT OBTAINED YOUR EPC BEFORE MARKETING YOUR PROPERTY FOR SALE OR RENT – YOU COULD BE ISSUED WITH A PENALTY CHARGE OF £200.00.
It is the legal duty of home owners, landlords and builders to make sure that they hold an EPC for their property when it is required, and a copy must be handed over free of charge whenever the building is sold or rented.
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