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Following the Government’s announcement suspending HIPs but retaining the EPC, the Energy Performance of Buildings (Amendment) Regulations 2010 have now been released.
The new regulations are in force from 21 May 2010.
A brief summary of the headlines in the new regulations is as follows:
If there is not already an EPC for the property, the estate agent must be satisfied that an EPC has been ordered BEFORE marketing begins
Written particulars which include two out of three of: photographs, floor plan, room sizes, must also include the asset rating graph as soon as the EPC is available
The penalty on an estate agent for failure to order an EPC or include the asset rating graph in written particulars is £200
Energy Performance Certificates
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required on all rental properties from 1 October 2008. Stanley Davis have launched new products to serve both the residential and commercial EPC market.
We have a guide to energy performance certificates for the Construction, sale and let of non-dwellings which will give more information.
Prices for EPC's start from £65+Vat. If you would like more information on this area, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0845 299 2006.