Understand EPC changes or risk £5,000 penalty
New regulations affecting buildings’ energy performance
are due to come into force next month.
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 go live on 6 April 2012.
While changes to the existing legislation might appear relatively minor, the 2011 Regulations will have a significant impact on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) requirements at the marketing stage of a property.
Sellers, landlords, and agents of commercial property in particular, will need to be ...Continue Reading →
Checking a public building’s energy performance
If you use or work in a large public building, you can find out about its energy use and carbon emissions by looking at its Display Energy Certificate (DEC). Find out which buildings have a DEC and what the certificate contains.
Display Energy Certificates – which buildings have them
DECs are a way of showing the energy efficiency of a building. The DEC must be displayed clearly in buildings occupied by public authorities and institutions that provide services ...Continue Reading →
Everything You Need To Know about EPC
EPC – When do I need one?
When is an EPC needed?
As from 1st October 2008 where a dwelling is being let an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will be required.
An EPC is required as follows:-
- Individual house/dwelling (i.e. a self contained property with its own kitchen/bathroom facilities) – one EPC for the dwelling.
- Self contained flats (i.e. each behind its own front door with its own kitchen/bathroom facilities) – one EPC per flat.
- Bedsits or room lets where there is a shared kitchen, toilet and/or bathroom) – no EPC is required ...Continue Reading →