Why do you need a BER?
A person offering a property for sale or rent on or after 9th January 2013, or their agent, must ensure that the energy performance indicator of the current BER certificate for the building is stated in any advertisements, where such advertisements are taken relating to the sale or letting of that building. See S.I. 243 of 2012 for detailed regulatory requirements and definitions.
Since January 2009 a BER Certificate is also required for existing dwellings that are sold or rented.
BER SOLUTION: Contact Martin Dunbar of DunbarLunn Consulting Engineers, SEAI registered assessors carrying full professional indemnity and public liability insurance to provide an efficient, affordable and timely assessment for your property. We are also Part L Compliance Specialists for New Builds. (BER Wexford)
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Who needs a BER Certificate?
Information from SEAI:
A person offering a property for sale or rent on or after 9th January 2013, or their agent, shall ensure that the energy performance indicator of the current BER certificate for the building is stated in any advertisements, where such advertisements are taken relating to the sale or letting of that building. See S.I. 243 of 2012 for detailed regulatory requirements and definitions.
Prospective buyers and renters will be shown the BER rating Alphanumeric value) along with other prescribed content (dependent on the particular medium) in a prominent location in each specific advertisement.
When buildings are otherwise exempt from the requirements to have a BER, as set out in Article 4 of S.I. 243 of 2012, then the words BER Exempt should be substituted for the BER Alphanumeric in accordance with the guidelines prescribed for each specific media type.
When is a BER Certificate required?
Information from SEAI:
New dwellings: The regulations apply to new dwellings for which planning permission was applied for on or after 1st January 2007. All new homes (even when not for sale) must have a BER certificate before they are occupied as detailed under S.I. 666.
A new dwelling (i.e. a dwelling that has never been sold or occupied) is exempt from the BER requirement if it had been the subject of a planning application submitted on or before 31 December 2006 and if it was substantially completed by 30 June 2008. “Substantially completed” means that the external walls have been erected.
BER assessments performed on new dwellings will also help determine compliance to Part L of the Building Regulations.
New Non-Domestic Buildings: The regulations apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning permission was applied for on or after 1st July 2008. Transitional BER exemptions will apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning permission is applied on or before 30th June 2008 provided the new non-domestic buildings involved were substantially completed by 30th June 2010.
Existing Buildings: (dwellings and other buildings) when offered for sale or letting on or after 1st January 2009. An existing dwelling is a dwelling which has previously been sold and/or occupied.
Large Public Service Buildings: A public body shall, in relation to a large building occupied by it on or after 1 January 2009, secure and display a BER certificate in a prominent place clearly visible to the public.
What we do
We can provide both domestic & commercial BER assessments, as well as the certification.