How do I get an MCS certificate if my installer went out of business?
Posted by Tasha Kosviner on 30 April 2014 at 10:53 am
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has launched its process for obtaining MCS certificates for homeowners whose installation companies have ceased trading or are no longer MCS certified.
The paperwork-intensive process consists of filling in a form with details of yourself, your installer and your installation, signing a declaration and completing a customer disclaimer.
The long-awaited process will come as welcome relief to owners of heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal installations who have been trying to get hold of their certificates in order to claim the newly launched renewable heat initiative (RHI).
In addition, you must provide proof of ownership of the system in the form of either a paid invoice; an unpaid invoice bearing the installation address along with a bank statement showing the invoice was paid; or, if you bought your house with the system already installed, a letter from your solicitor confirming that the system was included in the purchase.
All of these must then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via post to MCS Administrator, Gemserv Limited, 10 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BE
The process and checklist has been designed for customers who are missing their MCS certificate for an installation which, on the date of the commissioning, complied with ALL of the following:
The installation was commissioned by an MCS installer;
The installation is an MCS certified product; and
The installation was commissioned on or after 15 July 2009 (the earliest date for which systems are eligible for RHI).
In addition to the above, MCS will only generate missing certificates if the original MCS-registered installer is either:
No longer trading, and therefore no longer registered with MCS; or
No longer a member of MCS voluntarily.
Anyone who does not have an MCS certificate for any other reason and believes they should have one, should contact their installer or the MCS helpdesk on 020 7090 1082 for more advice.
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