The European Directive 2002/91/EC on the energy performance of buildings is currently being implemented into law in Scotland, and buildings in Scotland will shortly require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Provisions are being phased in, with homes for sale requiring a certificate from 1 December 2008, even where the property has been marketed prior to this date. From 4 January 2009, rented domestic properties will also require an EPC when being let under a new lease.

An Energy Performance Certificate shows the energy efficiency of a building in bandings from A to G, with A being the least polluting. The performance of the building is benchmarked against current building standards and will include recommendations to improvement the rating. Once issued, EPCs will be valid for 10 years.

Members of the RICS will be able to provide EPCs, and this is a service which DHKK intends to provide. Further detail will be made available prior to the coming into force of the relevant legislation.

We are pleased to talk to instructing parties on all aspects of our service, including EPCs. Queries should be directed through the details below.

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