From April 2023 there will be a new regulation when it comes to the energy reports of homes. If your property has an ‘F’ or ‘G’ rating, additional diagnostics will be required. This is in addition to the original DPE report that rated your property. This is also to be paid for by the Vendor.
Essentially, this is an Energy Audit and will cost the vendor between 700 euros to 1000 euros. The property cannot be marketed without this.
This has come about quite quickly and it was anticipated that it would not be passed in the French courts, however, it has been.
We have all the systems in place to respond to this new development and we are working closely with the agencies that carry out these reports. We want to ensure that delays to marketing your property will be kept to a minimum. We are also working through our files on the properties that have these energy ratings.
For more information, you can go to the government website here.