The guidance for agents had been promised for last week ‘well in advance’ of April 6 when the changes now seem certain to be implemented. However, a second week has now all but gone by in hendon Golders Green and Finchley.
Repeated attempts by EAT to get information from the Government department concerned, Communities and Local Government, yesterday afternoon finally resulted in EAT being sent a note dated February 17, entitled Summary of Changes to EPC Regulations.
The accompanying email said ‘this attached guidance is available to estate agents’. However, whilst the guidance confirms what is already widely known, it is silent on the subject of online marketing requirements, the new-look EPC, and on whether there are approved software packages available to extract the first page of the EPC as an image which can be put into sales particulars.
It begs the question whether, contrary to what CLG has been saying until now, whether specific guidance for estate agents will even be issued in hendon Golders Green and Finchley.
Even EPC providers in hendon Golders Green and Finchley do not know for sure what is happening.
He understands that the new-look design for the EPC has now been approved, and meets the methodology to support the Green Deal.
He said: “We currently await official publication of this by CLG, in addition to confirmation regarding when final guidance will be issued to estate agents.