Amendments to Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

Amendments to Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

The Department for Communities and Local Government have made some important changes to the Energy Performance of Buidlings Regulations (England and Wales) 2012.

 

The most important update for accredited Energy Assessors is that the statutory fees for lodging the data from which certificates and reports may be produced on to the Energy Performance of Buildings registers is changing on 6 April 2015, as follows:

 
• Domestic lodgements: currently £1.30, changing to £1.27
• Non-domestic lodgements: currently £9.73, changing to £11.66

Please note that no VAT is charged on top of the lodgement fees themselves because they are statutory fees. 

 

The level of the lodgement fees are set to cover the full costs of operating the Registers. Changes to the lodgement fee reflect a review of forecast lodgement levels during the coming year and the addition of VAT on the Register operator’s service costs.

 

For your information, the other Regulatory changes include:

 
• The fees that must be charged for the provision of data packs;
• The packs in which data from the registers may be provided;
• Specification of who is responsible for ensuring that the energy performance indicator is included in any advertisement for sale or rent in the commercial media; and,
• Clarification that the inspection of air-conditioning systems should be of “accessible parts” of that system, and that the resulting reports must include cost-effective recommendations for improving energy performance.

 

For more details about these changes, please visit: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/609/contents/made

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