With an "energy certificate" PEA mandatory for all real estate sale/lease advertisements


Energy certificate - PEA

The Press Office of the Ministry of Environment and Energy issued the following statement:

In the framework of the policies of the Ministry of Environment and Energy to promote energy saving actions and the cultivation of "energy awareness" among citizens, from 1from From 1 January 2021, the system of advertisements for the sale or lease of real estate, as they are published in the press and electronic media or posted in real estate agencies, will change.

The purpose of the measure -provided for by Law 4122/2013- is to provide comprehensive information to those interested in the property for lease or sale, so that the energy class of the building should become a key criterion for any decision. This is because energy consumption for the basic needs of the property constitutes the largest part of its operating costs and this should be taken into account by the interested parties before entering into a lease or purchase.

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Energy certificate - PEA

Specifically, every building for sale or lease is required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), so that the energy class as indicated by it is stated in all commercial advertisements and listings. Therefore, in order to enter the sale/rental process, each building must have a valid PEA in advance.

Real estate agencies may undertake a brokerage mandate provided that prior to any advertising and registration (press, Internet, etc.) they have the details of an approved PPA. Advertisers, newspapers and online ad sites will not receive ads for publication that do not have an energy class declaration.

It is noted that the Energy Performance Certificate is a key element of the building's "energy identity" and reflects the calculated annual total energy consumption, depending on its use, as well as the annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The advertisement of each property is required to show only the energy category (A, B, etc.), as is already the case in many cases. It is not required to indicate the other details of the EIA, also in the context of the protection of the property owner's personal data.

The provision of false information and the issuance of PEPs that do not correspond to reality entail penalties provided for in the legislation (imposition of fines). The owner of the property is responsible for providing the data and the PEA.