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Energy certificates for Spanish properties ?

  • certificado.energetico

The EPC has now been introduced into properties in Spain! So if you are looking at buying, renting, or selling a home there you will need to make sure you know what it is, and that you are meeting the necessary requirements put in place by the Spanish government. How do you meet them? What will happen if you don’t? We answer these and other FAQs.

What is an EPC?

The EPC or the Energy Performance Certificate is an initiative being used to establish the efficiency of properties, in an effort to reduce unnecessary carbon emissions. This has come from the Kyoto Agreement, an international treaty, in which countries attempt to reduce their carbon footprint. When taking the test (you need to contact a certified assessor), your property will be scored by being given a grade, the best being A going down to G; A being extremely efficient and G being quite inefficient. If you do make changes to your property you can have it reassessed to gain a better score.

When is it being introduced?

The EPC was put in place in Spain on the 1st June 2013 so you now have to make sure that you are in accordance with the law from that date, meaning that you may have to take action before this date. Any property advertised for sale or rent via an agent will need this certificate.

What are the costs involved?

Acquiring an EPC from the Spanish government is going to cost you 300, however if you do not comply with the conditions, the government can fine you heavily and it may well end up costing you a lot more than you initially thought.

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