Energy Performance Certificate / Certificado de Eficiencia Energética
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2013 12:35

If you’re selling or renting a Spanish property or are holiday home owners, you must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property.The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now a legal obligation (from 1st June, 2013) for anyone wishing to market their property for sale or rent.

Failure to have a current certificate may well result in fines which have been suggested to be up to €200 per day.

The Energy Performance Certificate provides two ratings: The Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) relates directly to the property’s running costs and measures the overall efficiency of a home. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient the home is and the lower the fuel bills will be.The Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) relates directly to the property’s impact on the environment.The rating given represents the property’s carbon emissions, i.e. the higher the rating the less impact the property has on the environment.The Energy Performance Certificate will show the energy efficiency of the property at the time of inspection. The energy efficiency is an energy rating assigned to each home on a scale which ranges from "A” (the best) to "G” (the worst). The report may also make recommendations for improvements and offer advice on prioritising the different ways of saving energy, in order to reduce fuel bills and the homes environmental impact.

Once issued the certificate if valid for 10 years.According to the royal decree "energy efficiency certificates should be issued by qualified professional technicians who are authorised to undertake building projects and thermal installations for buildings. The property owner may choose the technician of their choice ".

La Heredia Real Estate Solutions have obtained very favourable rates for our clients, please contact us if you would like us to organise a certificate or if you require further information.