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Buildings requiring anEnergy Performance Certificate
From 1st October 2008 Energy Performance Certificates are required on all buildings when constructed, sold or let. There are a few exemptions from these regulations the details of which can be found in CLG guide to energy performance certificates which can be found at the link below:

There has been much discussion over the interpretation of these regulations. If you wish to discuss your requirements NRG Matters will be pleased to provide unbiased guidance on whether or not your particular property requires an energy performance certificate.

When is an Energy Performance Certificate required.
On or after 4 January 2009, the EPC must be made available for the property, free of charge, to a prospective buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity and in any event:

  • when written information about the building is first provided as a result of a request by a prospective purchaser
  • when the building is viewed.

In any event an EPC must be obtained before a contract for sale or let is entered into. It is not placing a property on the market that defines the point at which an EPC must be made available, but any of the circumstances listed above.

A seller or landlord should order an EPC from a person who can provide an EPC for the category of building in question in good time and at least 14 days before it is required to avoid any penalty charges.

If you would like to discuss your requirements or need for an EPC just contact us at NRG Matters

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