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New Energy Performance Certificates in Spain

29 May, 2013

energy_performance_certificateEnergy Performance Certificates in Spain were introduced on 1 June 2013 and affect anyone who’s letting out or selling a Spanish property. We take a look at this new piece of ‘green’ tape and what it means for owners of Spanish holiday homes.

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) grades how energy efficient your property is. If you’re letting out or selling a property in Spain, it’s likely you’ll need to arrange a visit from a certified EPC assessor to get graded and certified.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for UK holiday homes

30 April, 2013energy_performance_certificate

An EPC (energy performance certificate) contains information about a property’s energy usage and typical energy costs. It also has recommendations about how to reduce energy and save money. It’s also a useful tool to help you reduce carbon emissions and appeal to eco-conscious holidaymakers.

Do I need one? If you let out your home for less than four months a year, it’s not a requirement to have an EPC. Similarly, as long as you have a booking contract/agreement/permission to let/licence to occupy, then it is not a requirement.