However, a detailed building survey is first required by an SEAI registered BER Assessor in order to ascertain the energy efficiency of the building envelope construction, as well as the building services installed.
A BER certificate is very similar to the energy label found on new kitchen appliances, and it has a varying scale from A-to-G. A-rated buildings being the most energy efficient, and G-rated buildings being the least energy efficient.
This means that they are industry professionals and have passed a series of training, examinations & registration, ongoing examination and auditing overseen by SEAI and who in order to be registered carry there own insurances etc.
Where the property is being sold the purchasers solicitor will look for it as part of the closing documentation and by getting one organised it will save time and prevent the process from being slowed down.
Where renting the prospective tenant is entitled to know what the rating of the property is and if you are wishing to rent to any government body it will be insisted upon up front.
ii. protected structures;
iii. places of worship or buildings used for the religious activities of any religion;
iv. certain temporary buildings;
v. stand alone buildings with a small useful floor area (less than 50m2)