The Energy Performance Certificate Is Compulsory – Date: July 1, 2008

German tenants Association recommends consumption ID (dmb) as of July 1, 2008 must owner and landlord in a sale or a proposed renting of their property submit an energy performance certificate among its stakeholders. This applies to all houses, which were completed by 1965. For later built houses of energy performance certificate must first presented as of January 1, 2009. Exceptions for listed buildings. There are two different types of energy performance certificates and the consumption the consumption ID according to the intention of the legislature. While the energy demand of the building is calculated for a statement of need, is the consumption card on the energy consumption of the users in the House.

The landlord can decide in principle free, what kind of energy he create can be. Required permits are prescribed mandatory only for older houses planning application until November 1, 1977, with less than 5 apartments. Until October 1, 2008 the owner can choose but also here yet, what type of energy he put forward want. The once issued certificate remains valid for 10 years. Dr. Franz-Georg rips, President of the German tenants Association (DMB): we welcome the introduction of the energy performance.

It gives information about the energy efficiency of the building. Tenants and buyers can compare now several houses. The decision, which object is rented or purchased, can then also by the energetic quality, i.e. be made dependent on the height of the future heating of. An incentive is created for landlords at the same time, to promote the energy-related modernisation, which means to follow the recommendations in the energy performance certificate and to modernize. The tenant President that criticized, that there are two different kinds of energy performance certificates. The aim to establish transparency and comparability of real estate, is undermined if there are qualitatively different types of energy performance certificates. We have called for a uniform solution and put clearly on the identification of need for, said Rep. This is about the objective calculation of energy demand by professionals for the building. However, the result of the consumption card is based on the last three heating bills of the previous occupant. Rep: I’m afraid that many landlords make only a consumption card allow. There are cheap versions of this type for 10 to 15 euros on the Internet. The benefits of such certification is highly doubtful, manipulations are open door. The energy performance certificate is not for the individual apartments, but always for the whole House. Provided he must only purchase or prospective tenants. The owner is not required to exhibit a copy of the certification. He must give only insight into the energy performance certificate. The energy efficiency of the building is illustrated with the help of a color scale. In the green area of the energy demand is lowest, continues the colour towards red, the higher is the energy demand or consumption. On the energy performance certificate comparison values are also specified, and it Upgrading recommendations are listed. But, the landlord must not perform these upgrades. It is here merely suggestions. The energy performance certificate aims to encourage landlords to ensure better energy efficiency. The landlord shall submit any energy performance certificate or the information is wrong, this is punishable as a misdemeanor with a fine. The DMB recommends: tenants should require getting a needed card. Tenants should have to hand over a copy of the certification.