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What is an energy certificate?
An Energy Certificate (official: Energy Performance Certificate) is a report that describes how efficient a home is in terms of energy consumption and also gives recommendations on how to save money and make your home more efficient. It assigns an energy rating to each home on a scale which ranges from “A” (the most efficient) to “G” (the less efficient).
The royal decree regulating has been approved and it came into force on the 1st of June, 2013.
It is obligatory for all sellers and lessors to have an energy certificate who are advertising their property for sale or rent. If you do not hold an energy performance certificate then you will be fined.
The energy performance certificates are issued by qualified professional technicians or arquitects who are authorised to undertake building projects and thermal installations for buildings. The technician need to visit the property to take measurements and collect information about the property before drawing up and certifying the report.
The owner of the property to be sold or rented will have to pay for the energy certificate .
The certificate is valid for 10 years. This means owners will not have to obtain a new certificate during this period unless they renovate or change the property in any way.
You will need an EPC before advertising for sale or rent. Fines can be applied if your property does not hold an EPC when being advertised for sale or rent.
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