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ENERGY CERTIFICATE

Starting on June 1st 2013 there is a new mandatory law for Energy Rating, which says that all buildings, houses and premises that are to be leased or sold, must have an Energy Certificate.

Some considerations to keep in mind about the law:

AN ENERGY LABEL IS REQUIRED ON ALL ADS involved in the SALE OR RENT of a PROPERTY.

The RD 235/2013 of April5, requires the certificate from the owner of a property, dwelling or premises that is to be sold or leased. It is also required for all new building.
Furtheremore, Energy Efficiency Labels must appear on all offers, promotions and advertising for the sale or rent of houses or premises. When an owner sells or rents a property, you must display the energy label on your ads. Also the estate agents must show the Energy Rating of the building on their ads. The omission of this certificate shall be considered a fault and will be liable to a fine.

EXCEPTIONS

As exception to the rule are:

  • the agricultural and industrial buildings
  • buildings officialy protected and of worship (churches),
  • building with less than 50 sq meters,
  • temporary buildings with an expected life of less than two years: buildings that are purchased to rehabilitate or demolish, or that are rented for a period of less that four months.

TECHNICAL PEOPLE WHO CAN ISSUE THE QUALIFIED ENERGY CERTIFICATE

The rules state that Technicians who can provide Energy Certificate are engineers, architects, surveyors, engineers and other technical industrial training, the latter technical as assistants.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CERTIFICATE

The certificate will determine the quality of the house from the point of view of energy saving. The energy Label classifies the buildings from “A” to be the most favourable rating, to “G” which is the worst option.

A good certificate will identify where unnecessary expenses ocour, due to poor facilities of the house or facilities, allowing the owner to improve the quality of the house you want to sell or rent.

VALIDITY OF THE CERTIFICATE

The Certificate is valid for 10 years, so their annual impact is very low. The potential savings involved far outweigh the cost of the certificate.

VIOLATIONS IN CASE OF NOT HAVING THE CERTIFICATE

Not having the certificate means na infringement on consumers and users, as well as an infringement on energy efficiency certification. Penalties can be up to 6.000 €, depending on its severity.

Since the Energy Label must be incorporated into any sale, promotion and advertising to the sale or rent, it is the owners responsibility.

If you have any further questions, please call us.

PERETÓ, S.L ESTATE GROUP
orba@gpereto.com
Tel. 00 34 96 558 33 00
www.gpereto.com