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Spanish Energy Performance Certificates- your requirements explained

What is the new law in Spain?
As you may or may not be aware from 1st June 2013 a new energy efficiency law for Spanish properties was introduced requiring any property used for rental or for sale after this time to have an “Energy Performance Certificate” also known in Spain as the Certificado de Eficiencia Energetica (CEE), a document describing how efficient the energy consumption is. Each property will be tested and scored on a scale ranging from A to G, with ‘A' being extremely efficient and ‘G' being particularly inefficient. This measure is a European directive aiming to increase energy efficiency in buildings and homes in order to protect the environment, and makes it compulsory for all new and existing properties which come onto the market, whether for sale or for rent, to have this certificate.

How does this affect you and property?
All homeowners who want to sell or rent their property (for more than 4 months) 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 rent 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 certificate is valid for 10 years and will only need renewing if modifications or alterations are made to the property within this time.

How to obtain a certificate for your property?
Wincham can organise an energy efficiency certificate for any property owner whether an existing or new client. The process generally involves a visit to the property to take measurements and collect information before drawing up and certifying the report.

The EPC prices are as follows:
- Up to 100m2 - 155€ + IVA (187.55€)
- Between 100m2-200m2 - 195€ + IVA (235.95€)
- Between 200m2 - 300m2 - 215€ + IVA (260.15€)
- Up to 400m2 - 280€ + IVA (338.80€)
- Over 400m2 - Please contact us

What are the penalties for not complying?
The penalties for non-compliance with the new energy certification law were published, revealing that fines of between 300 and 6,000 euros will be levied on owners who fail to comply. The fines will be split into three levels dependent upon the severity of the infraction:

- Minor offences: €300-600
- Serious offences: €601-1,000
- Very serious offences: €1,001-6,000

For further information or to book now please click here or contact our offices directly on +44 (0)1260 299700 (UK) or 0034 965 830 991 (Spain).

Payment can be made by debit card in Sterling via our currency exchange system or by bank transfer.

The EPC is arranged and organised by a third party provider. Wincham cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or monetary loss from funds held by the provider.


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