Newly built homes are affected by HIPs but there are differences in the way the scheme operates for these properties, particularly in the way that energy performance information is presented.
All newly constructed homes completed after April 6th 2008 must now have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) available for the owner. Where the property is being marketed, the EPC should form part of the HIP.
Note: Prior to April 6th 2008, sales of homes built to the most recent Building Regulations (Regulation 17C, Part L, 2006) were exempt from the need to have an EPC and HIP, though properties constructed in line with the previous regulations did require one. The exemption has now been removed.
New homes marketed ‘off-plan’ before they are physically complete will not have a full Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) as these can only produced following a physical inspection of a completed building. In these cases, the HIP will contain a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA).
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