Which types of housing are subject to the energy audit ?

Since April 1st, 2023, every property seller of an "energy-intensive" property is required to conduct an energy audit. The purpose of this measure is to enhance the buyer's information about the property they are purchasing by listing various energy renovation works that may be needed. Please note: properties in co-ownership are not affected.

Currently, only properties classified as F or G are subject to this requirement

According to the decree of August 29, 2022, owners of properties classified as F or G - known as "thermal sieves" - must, under the Climate Act, have an energy audit conducted (in addition to the Energy Performance Certificate) when selling their property. This obligation applies to any sale promise (or in the absence of a promise, to any authentic sales deed) concluded from April 1st, 2023.

The requirement for an energy audit will be extended to properties classified as E starting January 1st, 2025, and to properties classified as D starting January 1st, 2034.

Only properties classified as F or G are currently affected

Specifically, the energy audit includes :

  • An estimation of the building or part of the building's energy performance before any renovation works
  • A diagram specifying the thermal losses of the studied dwelling
  • At least two proposals for works aiming to achieve energetically efficient renovation t
  • Conditions regarding the building's air circulation and ventilation before works commence

Please note: only a certified professional is authorized to conduct an energy audit.

Decree No. 2022-780 of May 4, 2022 specifies that an energy audit can only be performed by the following professionals:

  • A certified real estate diagnostician
  • A qualified engineering firm or company specializing in "energy audits for individual homes" or "building energy audits"
  • An architect registered with the architects' association, who has undergone specific training

Source : edito.seloger.com

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