This only came up on my radar yesterday, though it was apparently published on 13th December 2007.
To consult on the validity of Energy Performance Certificates for private marketed sales of dwellings and seek views on the best balance between cost to the consumer and amount of carbon saved.
How long should an EPC remain valid?
The Government has already legislated for a period of 12 months but it wants to know if that's the optimum period based on the credible information it presents to homebuyers, and the C02 savings resulting from recommendations on the EPC being carried out in a timely manner.
The Government's own studies suggests between 1 and 2 years but asks for opinions based on: 3 mths, 12 mths, 3 years, 5 years and finally, 7 years.
Did you know?
According to Govt figures the numbers of homes resold within:
- 3 months - 1 year: Around 4,000 homes
- 3 years: Around 250,000
- 5 years: Around 1 million
- 7 years: Around 2 million
Reply #1 on : Sun December 16, 2007, 21:42:50
Reply #2 on : Mon December 24, 2007, 14:11:37