Energy Performance Certificates
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (NI) 2008 came into operation on 30 June 2008. These regulations require an Energy Performance Certificate in the following instances:
All dwellings offered for sale on or after 30 June 2008
All new dwellings completed on or after 30 September 2008
All dwellings offered for rental on or after 30 December 2008
Buildings other than dwellings (*subject to the exemptions noted below).
Buildings other than dwellings offered for sale on or after 30 December 2008.
Buildings other than dwellings completed on or after 30 September 2008.
Buildings other than dwellings offered for rental on or after 30 December 2008.
*The only exemptions to having to produce an energy performance certificate for a building other than a dwelling are:
- Buildings that are used primarily or solely as places of worship.
- Temporary buildings with a planned time of use of 2 years or less.
- Industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand.
- Stand-alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m² that are not dwellings.
EPC’s are not required on sale for buildings due to be demolished.