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Energy Certificate

From 1st June 2013, the Spanish government requires that all existing homes that are for sale or rent have an “energy certificate” – a document that describes how efficient your home’s energy consumption is and will cost around 250 Euros for the average 100m2 apartment.

The European directive aims to increase energy efficiency in buildings and homes in order to protect the environment, and makes it compulsory for all new and existing homes which come onto the market, whether for sale or for rent, to have this certificate. Click here to see the certificate

The promotion of energy efficiency in buildings and homes has formed part of European priorities since 2002, when Directive 2002/91/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council was approved. This directive was implemented in Spain in 2007 through Royal Decree 4 7/2007, although at that time it was only applicable to developers. The surprise is that it now private individuals have to abide by the same directive and it is likely to provoke strong feelings, like it did in other European countries where it has already been implemented.

The 2002 Directive and the 2010 amendment of the Directive made it obligatory to promote energy efficiency in existing buildings and homes. Consequently, all homes that come onto the market in any country in the European Union, whether for sale or for rent, have to have this energy efficiency certificate, which is valid for a maximum of 10 years.

What does this mean?

Once the new regulations have come into force in Spain all homeowners who want to sell or lease their property must make this “energy certificate” available to the prospective buyer and/or tenant.

The owner of the home, building, or business premises will be responsible for obtaining and paying for the certificate, which they will need in order to sell or lease their home. In addition to the certificate, each home will also receive a series of recommendations to improve the energy performance of the home and enable it to go up at least one level in the energy efficiency scale.

The government have said they will fine people that have a property for sale or rent that does not have an “EPC”. Fines of between 3000 and 600,000 euros can be given to anybody who needs an EPC (CEE) but does not have one. This includes agents as well as private individuals.

La Concha Living has employed a qualified, experienced team of domestic and commercial EPC Engineers who will provide a fully registered and approved EPC – energy performance certificate.

We provide a fast, personal and simple way of booking the EPC (energy performance certificate) online. Our assessors will then be in contact within 24 hours to arrange a convenient day and time.


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