As of 21st May 2010, Home Information Packs became history for residents in England and Wales!
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now the only requirement. It must be ordered before marketing commences and made available at the earliest opportunity to potential buyers, and certainly before exchange.
From December 14th 2007, UK Government decreed all residential homes marketed for sale in England and Wales, must have - as part of the Home Information Pack (HIP) - an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) which rates both the energy efficiency and environmental impact (C02 emissions) of your home to home buyers.
For Northern Ireland, an Energy Performance Certificate is required from 30th June 2008, but only as a standalone document - a Home Information Pack is not a requirement.
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In Scotland, Energy Performance Certificates come into effect from 1st December 2008 as part of the Home Pack, or Home Report.
Energy-Performance-Certificates.org (this site) aims to guide and inform, as well as to hopefully offer some self-help tips you can utilise to maximise the energy rating of your home and, well, save you money!
Advice and information on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) element of the Home Information Pack for homeowners.
Training to be a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA)? Already qualified? Accredited? Or are you considering the Diploma in Domestic Energy Assessment (DipDEA) qualification? This section aims to help you bridge the information gaps.
I'm receiving enquiries from people browsing this site trying to locate a Domestic Energy Assessor near to them.
I can't deal with enquiries so I've built a DEA search box for home-owners seeking a local DEA to provide an Energy Performance Certificate.
If you are an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor and would like to include your profile for public listing, read DEAs register now for more details. Alternatively, just hit the join link (top-right) now - Yes it is free!
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