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Estate Agency Requirements

Building control are monitoring all commercial and domestic properties which are currently for sale or rent and will be carrying out enforcement procedures for any properties which are found not to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)


Energy Performance on building (Certificates and Inspection) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2009
Amendments to the above legislation identity changes which will directly affect you as an agent marketing property for sale or rent.
The amendment will make it a legal requirement from the 9th Jan 2013 for estate agents (or anyone marketing a property for sale or rent) to display the A-9 EPC graph on each brochure for all properties in their portfolio. In circumstances when the size and type of advertisement would render this impractical, a combination of the letter and numeric rating must be used instead e.g. EPC F36
It will be the responsibility of the person marketing the property to ensure that the energy performance indictor is included in the commercial media for a building. Failure to do so may result in the formal enforcement procedures which may lead to a penalty notice fine being issued to those marketing a property for sale or rent.
This will apply to properties currently on the market when the legislation becomes operational for any properties that do not have an EPC you may wish to advise the property owner / landlord of the impending amendments.


Association of Residential Letting Agents ARLA National Association of Estate Agents NAEA Stroma Certified Energy Assessor Elmhurst Accredited Energy Assessor The Association of Professional Inventory Providers
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