Energy Certificate is a MUST
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or as it is more commonly known “Energy Certificate” became the law of the land with its publication in the Official Gazette (Boletin Ofcial del Estado – BOD) No. 153 of June 27, 2013, section One, page #47964.
If you always wanted to know how such Brussels mandated legal innovations come into being, the following article may be helpful. Wikipedia – Energy Certificate
More importantly, this legislation mandates that the duty to obtain the Energy Certificates rests with the Owners and Landlords alike, who can be fined if they fail to provide the documentation required.
The lawmakers in Spain and several other EU countries went an extra mile (or two) to make sure that neither sales nor rental contracts can be concluded without these certificates. If the owners or landlords alike fail to obtain pertinent certificates and include them in the contracts they can be fined anything between EUR 601.00 and EUR 1,000.00.
Intermediaries, such as real estate agents, advertisers or anyone else who is taking part in facilitating a real estate transaction as defined by the aforementioned law can be fined for the non-compliance with this legal regulation. The lawmakers thought that any amount between EUR 300.00 and EUR 600.00 of mandated fine would probably stop even the most eager agent or advertiser.
I am sure that we all have our views and opinions on the additional legal burdens imposed upon the architects, construction companies, sellers and landlords these days, when so many people out there are trying to find both decent and affordable housing, yet paying fines, and going through the unnecessary red tape associated with it probably makes even less sense than the respective regulation.
Obtaining the Energy Certificate is both easy and fast. The expenditure involved if unwelcome, is within reason, too. Please, contact me directly for the most recent, lowest rates in Palma. I purchase in bulk, and pass some of the savings to you!
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