The Energy Performance Certificate will be compulsory for Spanish houses starting from the 1st of June 2013.
This is a must for home owners and landlords willing to sell or rent their property for a period of at least 4 months.
The cost of the Certificate is a big question mark in Spain at the moment
This means, on one hand, an extra cost for home owners and investors. The cost of certificates will vary depending of the size of the property. For an apartment it could be around 260 euros, according to Certicalia, an online platform specializing in energy performance in Spain. For a house it could easily be above €300.
Update 10 april 2013: According to the Government the cost could be from €90 for a flat to €250 euros for a terrace house.
It was only a matter of time before the certificate was brought into force in order to address the European guidelines in terms of energy efficiency.
According to the Ministry of Works, 60% of the properties in Spain do not meet energy efficiency standards.