29/1/13

Energy Performance Certificates withdrawn for listed homes

Government legislation is often daft, none more so than the requirement to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on listed, Period homes that are prevented by planning laws from doing anything about it.

29/1/13

Government legislation is often daft, none more so than the requirement to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on listed, Period homes that are prevented by planning laws from doing anything about it.

Thankfully, from 9th January 2013 this has been changed.  Any building which has been listed by English Heritage is exemp from the requirement to have an EPC when selling or being rented.

To check whether your building is listed by English Heritage, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/caring/listing/listed-buildings

Unfortunately, if your property is locally listed or in a conservation area, the exception does not apply.

In further changes to EPC's sense has at last prevailed following the previous insane regulation that a whole page A4 EPC was required when printing a one line, one photograph description.  Now only the rating letter (eg: "EPC Rating C") need be printed.

For further information on obtaining an EPC contact our Domestic Energy Assessor Penny Smith or visit our further information in Our Services guide.