Many property owners are unaware that it is necessary to have an energy performance certificate (EPC) in order to sell or rent your property. That is why, we have decided to prepare an article which will help you find out what it’s about and how to get said certificate. If you are planning to rent or sell your property in Mallorca, then this article is for you.
In 2013 the Royal Ordinance 235/2013 was firmly put in to place which meant that all existing buildings must have the energy performance certificate when they are going to be sold or leased. This document should incorporate all aspects relating to the consumption of energy by the building and allows a better understanding of the property by the possible buyer. The end goal of this regulation is to favour the sale of efficient buildings.
Said certificate explains the energy efficiency of a building or property and is carried out by calculating the energy consumption that the property needs across one year in normal working conditions and occupation. Rated A to G, from most efficient to least efficient. That is why, what we are telling you should sound familiar, as this rating system has come straight from the European Union and is also used for electrical appliances.
The certificate can only be carried out by an authorized technician who has obtained all of the necessary information. This professional can be selected by the property owner, Pollentia Properties, your real estate agency in Pollensa, can assist you in obtaining it, you can always contact us or visit us in our office. If you’re looking for a professional with a good reputation and experience in the sector, without a doubt, our network of contacts and partnered local architects, will take care of all of the administrative processes so that obtaining your CEP is as easy as possible. In relation to the tariffs, these depend on the size of the property, if you would like a no obligation estimate you just need to ask. When the time comes to selling your property in Mallorca trust in the professionals who have experience in the sector.
The regulation is fairly new, it’s not surprising that it is quite unknown. To advertise or sell a property without having the EPC or with irregularities can mean that you receive a formal sanction or a fine. The sanction can be anything from 300€ for more serious infractions and up to 6000€ for more serious fines. At Pollentia Properties we seriously recommend that you don’t promote any property without having the corresponding certificate.
One of the most important things and that many people don’t know about is the length of the EPC, which has a validity of a maximum of ten years, after this time you will need to carry out another certificate. In the instance that within this period of time building alterations are made that significantly affect the efficiency of the property, then another certificate should be obtained otherwise it could be considered an irregularity.
There are various exceptions in which it’s not necessary to present this document, however, we recommend that you speak to a professional to avoid any unwanted surprises. The exceptions are as follows:
Now that you know what the energy performance certificate is and you are aware of the importance of having one don’t hesitate to contact Pollentia Properties and local architects, who will carry out the process as quickly as possible and to a very high standard. Contact your real estate agency in Pollensa now!