BER Certificate for Rental Properties
From the 1st of January 2009 a BER certificate is compulsory for all homes being sold or rented. If you are a landlord with a property to rent, you are required to have a BER Certificate and your tenant is entitled to ask you for a BER Certificate.
A BER (Building Energy Rating) is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and G the least efficient.
BER assessments are carried out by SEAI registered BER assessors who have trained under the National Framework of Qualifications. It is an offence for persons not registered with SEAI as BER assessors to purport to carry out a BER assessment service for the purposes of the Regulations.