Energy Performance Certificate obligatory in Spain
The Spanish government approved on the 5th of April 2013 the Royal Decree 235/2013, which requires obtaining an energy performance certificate from the 1st of June 2013 for all homes that are on offer for sale or for rental for more than 4 months a year.
An Energy Performance Certificate (Certificado de Eficiencia Energética) is a document which states the energy efficiency of a building based on the standardised way the building is used. The certificate provides as well the property owner a series of recommendations to improve the energy performance of the home and enable it to go up in the energy efficiency scale.The property is given an energy efficiency grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’, where ‘A’ is the most efficient and ‘G’ is the least efficient.
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 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.
The regulations require the energy efficiency certificate to be included in any offer, promotions or advertising for the sale or the rental of a property. The owner of the home, building or business premises will be responsible for obtaining the certificate. Who fail to comply with this may be fined.
For your convenience, we can help you to obtain the energy performance certificate. Please contact us for more information.