An Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) measures the energy performance of your property. This is used to inform prospective buyers and enables them to compare the rating of your property with other homes. The rating is out of 6 stars, the higher the rating, the more efficient the energy performance is.
Apart from the ACT, this is an optional rating across Australia.
As per the ACT Government: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment, an EER is mandatory for the sale or lease of all properties in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT):
The Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Act 2003 requires all homes being sold in the ACT to carry an energy rating. This enables owners and buyers to compare a home’s passive energy performance characteristics with others for sale in the Territory.
When advertising to rent a dwelling, owners or investors must disclose the existing energy rating. The ACT Government is also considering providing more information to prospective and current tenants in the Territory."
Do you need an EER for your property?
Follow the link below to find out more information and start the process.
*Please Note: As the vendor, you are solely responsible for obtaining and providing an accurate EER to your prospective buyers.