L.N. 47 of 2018
The scope of these regulations is to transpose Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings and to give effect to its provisions. These regulations promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings within the European Union, taking into account outdoor climatic and local conditions, as well as indoor climate requirements and cost-effectiveness.
As from 2nd January, 2009 (in relation to dwellings) and as from 1st June, 2009 (in relation to all other buildings), an owner or his agent shall obtain an EPC in the form prescribed by these regulations when a building is constructed, sold or rented out. To be valid, the EPC shall be obtained from an independent EPB assessor after it is registered with the Building Regulation Office.
A person or agent acting on behalf of the owner who commissions the design of a new building shall have in his possession an EPC based on the design rating of the building and in the form prescribed by these regulations just prior to obtaining a full development permit from the Planning Authority.
A person or agent acting on behalf of the owner who offers a building for sale or letting, shall provide an EPC to the prospective buyer or tenant, at the latest, before the date of entering the promise of sale or rent agreement.
The EPC shall be in the form prescribed and shall be based on the design rating of the building if the building is not yet constructed and, or finished, or on the asset rating, if the building is already constructed and finished.
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