Certificate of Energy Efficiency

Do you need this type of certificate?

Yes, from the 01 June 2013 all properties in Spain for sale, or for rent by 4 months or more, they will have to have an energy efficiency certificate. The objective of the certificate is to establish the energy efficiency of a home or commercial premises.

The purpose is to reduce energy consumption and pollution. Recommendations on how to reduce current expenditure and increase overall effectiveness will be included in the report. These inspections will be carried out by certified technicians, architects or industrial technical engineers.

Using a scale similar to the classification of household appliances, inspectors will look at isolation, water installations, electricity and gas. Using a scale they will classify the building and consequently to this recommendations will be made as to how it could be made more energy efficient.

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This Energy Efficiency Certificate is Mandatory

For all Home Sales, as well as the Rentals of the same. Energy Efficiency Certificate 3904 Royal Decree 235/2013, de 5 of April, adopting the basic procedure for the certification of buildings.

The facts

  • The certificate shall be valid for ten years.

  • Properties rented for more than 4 months will require a certificate

  • Buildings will be rated from A to G (being 'A' is the most efficient and 'G' the least)

  • Failure to comply will incur fines

  • Sellers and landlords who rent will be responsible for obtaining a certificate