BERs : Hows and Why?

BER Assessor Westmeath

Daniel O’Grady is a Westmeath BER Assessor, fully insured and registered with SEAI. Commercial BER Specialist.

Call 087 998 3028

for a BER Assessment / BER Cert in Westmeath

or email info@berassessorinwestmeath.com
or
buildingratings@gmail.com

Daniel O’Grady is an SEAI registered  Westmeath BER Assessor. If you need a Commercial or Domestic BER Assessment / BER Cert  on your property in Westmeath just call 087  9983028  anytime. BER certs Westmeath

email info@berassessorinwestmeath.com or buildingratings@gmail.com

WHY? Since the 1st of January 2007, it is required by law, that when new buildings (residential) are constructed a Building Energy Rating is provided by the owner to the prospective buyer (similar to the energy labeling of household appliances) This also applys to non-residential buildings from 2008.

EXISTING HOUSES? Since January 2009 a BER Certificate is also required for existing dwellings that are sold or rented.

SOLUTION: Contact   registered assessor carrying full professional indemnity and public liability insurance to provide an efficient, affordable and timely assessment for your property.

Phone Daniel anytime at 087 998 3028 or buildingratings@gmail.com

BER Athlone, BER Mullingar, BER Moate, BER Kinnegad, BER Kilbeggan, BER Castlepollard, BER Ballymore, BER Tyrellspass, BER Glasson

Information from SEAI

A seller must provide a BER to prospective buyers or tenants when a home is constructed, sold or rented under the following circumstances:

  • New homes where planning permission was applied for on or after the 1st of January 2007. 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.
  • All existing homes for sale or rent on or after the 1st of January 2009. An existing dwelling is a dwelling which has previously been sold and/or occupied.

All new homes (even when not for sale) must have a BER certificate (barring those defined as being exempt above) before they are occupied as detailed under S.I. 666 underhttp://www.environ.ie/en/Legislation/DevelopmentandHousing/BuildingStandards/

BER assessments performed on new dwellings will also help determine compliance to Part L of the Building Regulations.

There are exemptions for certain categories of buildings (Ref. S.I. No.666 of 2006). For a more detailed list click here.

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 underhttp://www.environ.ie/en/Legislation/DevelopmentandHousing/BuildingStandards/

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 are 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.