Domestic Rating BER (DEAP)


If you are renting your house to any third party then the responsibility is on you to have a BER cert carried out


BERs are compulsory for when you are selling or renting your commercial premises


The Introduction to DEAP for Professionals describes the principles of DEAP for those involved in building research or the design, construction or retrofit of dwellings


A person offering a home for sale or rent, or their agent is required to engage a BER Assessor to carry out a BER assessment.

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  • If you are selling a house you must obtain a BER Cert. The sale of the property will not be processed by a Solicitor without a Valid BER cert. It is also illegal to advertise a property without a valid BER cert shown.
  • If you are renting your house to any third party then the responsibility is on you to have a BER cert carried out. The Government can impose fines on owners of properties who do not have a valid BER cert and are leasing a property.
  • If you have had works carried out to avail of an SEAI grant then you will require a BER to claim the grant fund.Typical grants include external insulation works, cavity wall pumped insulation, attic insulation & boiler replacement works. The contractor who is carrying out the works can instruct you further on when the BER cert is to be carried out. It is generally carried out once all works have been completed.
  • Once planning permission has be granted a provisional BER cert will be required. Upon completion of the building a standard BER will then be required. Both the provisional BER cert and the actual BER must meet the regulations set out in TGD Part L.
  • If you simply want advice on how to cut energy costs (heat and electricity) in your home then the best place to start is with a BER cert from ACS . Our BER advisory sheet will inform you on where you are losing energy in the property and also the best course of action to take in order to reduce your heating bills.
  • BERs are compulsory for when you are selling or renting your commercial premises

DEAP

Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP), which is the Irish official procedure for calculating and assessing the energy performance of dwellings. DEAP calculates the energy performance of new and existing dwellings. The procedure takes account of the energy required for space heating, ventilation, water heating and lighting, less savings from energy generation technologies. For standardised occupancy, it calculates annual values of delivered energy consumption, primary energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and costs, both totals and per square metre of total floor area of the dwelling. The Introduction to DEAP for Professionals describes the principles of DEAP for those involved in building research or the design, construction or retrofit of dwellings. This document is also useful for anyone wishing to understand the technical basis for BER certificates and Advisory Reports

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BER assessments are carried out by registered BER Assessors. A person offering a home for sale or rent, or their agent is required to engage a BER Assessor to carry out a BER assessment. SEAI maintain a list of currently registered BER Assessors on our website https://ndber.seai.ie/Pass/assessors/search.aspx

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