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The energy performance certificate

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CategoryPractical guidelines
ChapterProperty condition reports

diagnostic - performance - energie

The energy performance certificate (DPE) is required since 1st November 2006 and must be attached to all real estate sales.

It includes :

  • the amount of energy consumed (over the last 3 years) or estimated for the property
  • the impact of this consumption on the environment
  • any technical recommendations

Unlike the lead or termites surveys, the buyer or renter cannot use it against the owner or landlord.



10 years

Mandatory for


Rentals since 1st July 2007

Average cost


Updated on: 08/02/2008

And on the same subject:

Statement of natural and technological risks
The Carrez Act
The asbestos survey
The electrical wiring survey
The gas installation survey
The lead survey
The termites survey
The unique technical survey record

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