Energy Performance Certificates, known as EPCs were introduced in Spain and its dependencies by Royal Decree on . This Law requires that an EPC must be obtained by the owner whenever a domestic or commercial property is built, sold or rented.
An EPC allocates an Energy Efficiency Rating, ranging from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). The Certificate is registered with the Canarian Government and valid for 10 years.
Selling your property
Property owners are required by law to present an Energy Performance Certificate when a property is placed on the market, and prior to any advertising. When the property is sold, the Notary will need to see the EPC, termed the Certificado de Eficiencia Energética in Spain.
Renting your property
Either you or your agent, must obtain an EPC. An agent will not be legally allowed to offer or advertise your property for long term letting without one. Where a property has already been let prior to 1st June 2013, no EPC is required until one tenant leaves and the property is offered for long term rental again. If your property was built after 2007 you should already have an EPC provided by the seller. If you only rent your property out on a short term basis, for less than 4 months of each year, you may not need to have an EPC. If you are the tenant your landlord or the letting agent should be able to show you the EPC for your property. The EPC contains: Information about a property's energy use and typical energy costs, and recommendations as to how you may be able to reduce energy use and save money.
How to arrange an EPC
If you are selling or renting out property, you will need to engage an Accredited Assessor, who will visit your property to inspect and then produce and register your properties Energy Performance Certificate.
If you have any questions, or wish to arrange for Philip Wright to carry out your Energy Performance Certificate please call me on 667 757 323.
EPC Updates from Phillip Wright
The total number of Energy Performance Certificates carried out in the Canaries since June 2013 now stands at 235,511, with some 1,237 being registered up until 16th March, when the online platform for registration of Certificates was suspended due to the State of Alert put in place throughout Spain in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. With this Alert in place until at least Thursday 9th April it is likely that no more certificates will be able to be registered until after that date. In reality, at this point in time with architects, surveyors and engineers being told to stay at home in all but extraordinary situations there will be little data collected to be used to register any certificates. And as for the recovery of this and the performance of the property market when constraints are lifted it's anyone's guess. The above figure as usual groups both residential and commercial properties and those for sale as well as for rent in all of the Islands which together form the Canaries.
The total number of Energy Performance Certificates carried out in the Canaries since June 2013 now stands at 234,274, with some 2,628 being registered during the month of February. This is almost exactly the same as February 2019 and is the highest monthly total since last March. Last year there were roughly the same number of EPCs done each month until the end of July, so it will be interesting to see if that is repeated this year. This of course groups both residential and commercial properties and those for sale as well as for rent in all...
Some 6 years and 8 months since the legal requirement was brought in for Energy Performance Certificates to be carried out, the Canarian Government’s official register shows that 231,646 certificates have now been registered. Thus, 1,646 more residential and commercial properties have been inspected and issued their certificate in the month of February 2020. This is approximately 600 certificates less than the monthly average of 2,280 over 2019, most likely due to the festive time off over around the beginning of January.
Entering a new decade and a full 6 years and 7 months since the legal requirement was introoduced for Energy Performance Certificates to be carried out throughout Spain, the Canarian Government’s official register shows that approximately 230,000 certificates have now been registered. Thus 2,400 more residential and commercial properties have been inspected and issued their certificate in the month of December. With the average number of certificates registered each month running at 2,277 over the last year December 2019 has finished the year on a high! The number of certificates carried out this December also equals the total number of certificates carried out last December. Now all there is to do is to see what 2020 has in store!
Some six and a half years have now passed since the legal requirement was brought in for Energy Performance Certificates to be carried out in Spain and it can be seen from the Canarian Government’s official register that a total of 227,590 certificates have now been prepared and duly registered. This means that 2,380 certificates have been carried during the month of November, almost the same number as in the same month last year. This of course groups both residential and commercial properties and those for sale as well as for rent in all of the Islands which together form the Canaries.
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