3rd January 2013
Following a recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in England and Wales, the government has announced important changes to the requirements regarding energy performance certificates (EPCs), effective from 9 January 2013.
Briefly, the main changes are as follows:
- It will no longer be necessary to attach the front page of the EPC to particulars;
- Property advertisements to include details of energy performance certificate rating where available;
- An EPC certificate will no longer be required for listed buildings; and
- There are also changes to the requirements for the display of certificates in certain commercial buildings.
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) provided a set of guidance documents that may be read here –