As of April this year, all property owners are now required to obtain an energy certificate on their asset prior to sale (or rental – we understand for a period greater than 4 months).
A notary will not perform a property transfer without one of this document.
All estate agencies are required to have this, along with up-to-date registry and tax documents prior to marketing.
Specially qualified architects, surveyors, industrial engineers and official energy efficiency surveyors will be able to provide this.
How much these documents will cost seem to vary, with figures being banded around from 300€ to 600€. We understand they will be valid for 10 years.
How these measures will be implimented is not known, considering the number of properties for sale.
The reports will cover areas such as boilers, glass thickness, roof insulation etc. It will also carry recommendations on how to improve efficiency.
They will have a validy of 10 years.
El “certificado de eficiencia energética” as it is known is Spanish, will not apply to new build properties as they have energy certificates since 2008.
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