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|25 Sep 2017, 1:16 p.m.||Energy Performance Certificates: Conservation Areas||Lord Kennedy of Southwark|
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is a legal requirement to provide a prospective (1) buyer, and (2) tenant, with an Energy Performance Certificate whenever a dwelling in a conservation area is sold or let.
Answer (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth)
An Energy Performance Certificate is required when either selling or renting a property in a conservation area unless a valid exemption applies. For example, listed buildings or buildings in a designated environment where compliance with certain minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter their character or appearance.