Energy Efficiency Certificates – New Law For Property Owners in Spain
In order to fall in line with the European regulations, Spain has approved a new law regarding Energy efficiency certificates for homes across Spain.
Aqua Estates would like to inform you about this new law which has been recently approved by the Spanish Government. The law “Real Decreto del 5 de Abril 235/2013″ has approved a procedure to conduct energy efficiency certification on every property within the Spanish territory.
The law “Real Decreto 235/2013″, states that all property owners that have their property currently for sale or for long term let (more than 4 months), whether privately or through a real estate agency, have the obligation to facilitate an energy efficiency certificate to any potential buyer or tenant so that these are able to compare the energy efficiency levels with other properties on the market.
This is obligatory for all properties within the Spanish Territory starting 1st June 2013 and all property owners advertising their property without holding this certification will be in breach of the law and will be subject to a sizeable economic penalty. In addition to this, any Real Estate agency advertising the property will be penalised as well if the energy certificate is not available upon client request, and it must be shown in any marketing of the property (window cards, website, magazines, etc), showing the energy rating from A to G.
An additional objective of this certificate is to quantify the levels of Co2 emissions in residential areas and this way help the government adopt the right measures with the aim of reducing these and improving the energy efficiency output of all properties.
If you are a selling or renting your property in Spain, we can assist you as we are doing for our clients, we propose you two simple ways of getting your energy certificate:
- We can put you in direct contact with our recommended qualified technical engineer, this is of course free of charge and you can liaise directly with them. Once you receive the certificate simply send us a copy and we can add it to your listing.
- We can manage the whole process for you for a small fee, this includes liaising with the technical engineer and taking them to the property, as well as collecting the original certificates and any other requirements to complete this process.
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