“A person offering a property for sale or rent on or after 9th January 2013, or their agent, shall ensure that the energy performance indicator of the current BER certificate for the building is stated in any advertisements, where such advertisements are taken relating to the sale or letting of that building. This includes all websites and brochures.
Prospective buyers and renters will be shown the BER rating (Alphanumeric value) along with other prescribed content (dependent on the particular medium) in a prominent location in each specific advertisement- Where images of the property are used then the presentation of the alphanumeric value will be by way of the prescribed BER Alphanumeric Rating Motif for the particular property rating – The BER Alphanumeric Rating Motif artwork files will be made available in electronic format from the SEAI website”
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N.B: These Guidelines are issued pursuant to article 12 of S.I. 243 of 2012 EUROPEAN UNION (ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS) REGULATIONS 2012 where in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) as the designated Issuing Authority, shall from time to time publish guidelines as to how Building Energy Rating (BER) details would be conveyed in property sale and rental advertisements.
In order to help you to be compliant with the SEAI we are offering to include BER motifs on all your website listing pages where properties appear at a discounted rate.