Tenerife EPCs
Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificates, known as EPCs were introduced in Spain and its dependencies by Royal Decree on . This Law requires that an EPC must be obtained by the owner whenever a domestic or commercial property is built, sold or rented.

An EPC allocates an Energy Efficiency Rating, ranging from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). The Certificate is registered with the Canarian Government and valid for 10 years.

Selling your property

Property owners are required by law to present an Energy Performance Certificate when a property is placed on the market, and prior to any advertising. When the property is sold, the Notary will need to see the EPC, termed the Certificado de Eficiencia Energética in Spain.

Renting your property

Either you or your agent, must obtain an EPC. An agent will not be legally allowed to offer or advertise your property for long term letting without one. Where a property has already been let prior to 1st June 2013, no EPC is required until one tenant leaves and the property is offered for long term rental again. If your property was built after 2007 you should already have an EPC provided by the seller. If you only rent your property out on a short term basis, for less than 4 months of each year, you may not need to have an EPC. If you are the tenant your landlord or the letting agent should be able to show you the EPC for your property. The EPC contains: Information about a property's energy use and typical energy costs, and recommendations as to how you may be able to reduce energy use and save money.

How to arrange an EPC

If you are selling or renting out property, you will need to engage an Accredited Assessor, who will visit your property to inspect and then produce and register your properties Energy Performance Certificate.


If you have any questions, or wish to arrange for Philip Wright to carry out your Energy Performance Certificate please call me on 667 757 323.
EPC Updates from Phillip Wright

Some seven years and four months since the legal requirement was brought in for Energy Performance Certificates to be carried out throughout mainland Spain and the Canaries, reviewing the Canarian Government's official register, around 244,185 certificates have now been registered. This shows that a total of 1,585 certificates were carried out in September, a 20% decrease in the number carried out in the same period last year. So in spite of the upbeat figures for the month of August 2020 approximating those of August 2019 which I felt appeared to suggest that some degree of 'normality' might have settled on the property market this does not appear to hold true now. The property market, especially in terms of property sales seems now to be considerably weaker than at this time last year.

It is now seven years and three months since the legal requirement was brought in for Energy Performance Certificates to be carried out throughout mainland Spain and the Canaries. Reviewing the Canarian Government's official register it can be seen that around 242,600 certificates have now been registered - an increase of 1,790 certificates issued in August, almost the same number as were carried out during August of 2019 and some 150 more than in the month of July 2020. This appears to suggest that some degree of 'normality' might be settling on the property market.

Entering August it can be seen that since June 2013 the total number of Energy Performance Certificates carried out in the Canaries stands at approximately 240,810 with just 1,638 being registered during the month of July. This is just 70% of the number of certificates issued last year, and shows the continuing impact that the Coronavirus Crisis is having on the property market here.

Since June 2013 the total number of Energy Performance Certificates carried out in the Canaries stands at approximately 239,172, with some 1,414 being registered over the month of June this year. This is 15% less than last month and is the least number recorded since the introduction of EPC's. The low numbers reflect the impact COVID-19 has had on the real estate market in terms of the reduction in number of property sales and lettings. Now, with lockdown lifted and more freedom of movement around the Spanish territories and Europe, hopefully the tide will turn and we will start to see a gradual increase in the number of Certificates registered on a monthly basis

The total number of Energy Performance Certificates carried out in the Canaries since June 2013 now stands at approximately 237,758, with just 1,668 being registered over the two month period of April and May 2020. This is a third of the number of certificates carried out during the same two months in 2019, due obviously to the paralysis of the property market as lockdown was put in place in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The gradual lifting of lockdown as Islands have progressed from Phase 0 to 2 or 3 in some cases has meant that activity in the property market has recommenced, although it is obviously at a very slow rate. Over time, with the lifting of lockdowns in countries especially in Europe and the liberating of movement of Spanish Nationals around the country and Islands I'm sure we'll soon start to see the volume of certificates increase month by month reflecting increasing levels of property transactions.

The total number of Energy Performance Certificates carried out in the Canaries since June 2013 now stands at 235,511, with some 1,237 being registered up until 16th March, when the online platform for registration of Certificates was suspended due to the ‘State of Alert' put in place throughout Spain in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. With this ‘Alert' in place until at least Thursday 9th April it is likely that no more certificates will be able to be registered until after that date. In reality, at this point in time with architects, surveyors and engineers being told to stay at home in all but extraordinary situations there will be little data collected to be used to register any certificates. And as for the recovery of this and the performance of the property market when constraints are lifted it's anyone´s guess. The above figure as usual groups both residential and commercial properties and those for sale as well as for rent in all of the Islands which together form the Canaries

The total number of Energy Performance Certificates carried out in the Canaries since June 2013 now stands at 235,511, with some 1,237 being registered up until 16th March, when the online platform for registration of Certificates was suspended due to the State of Alert put in place throughout Spain in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. With this Alert in place until at least Thursday 9th April it is likely that no more certificates will be able to be registered until after that date. In reality, at this point in time with architects, surveyors and engineers being told to stay at home in all but extraordinary situations there will be little data collected to be used to register any certificates. And as for the recovery of this and the performance of the property market when constraints are lifted it's anyone's guess. The above figure as usual groups both residential and commercial properties and those for sale as well as for rent in all of the Islands which together form the Canaries.

The total number of Energy Performance Certificates carried out in the Canaries since June 2013 now stands at 234,274, with some 2,628 being registered during the month of February. This is almost exactly the same as February 2019 and is the highest monthly total since last March. Last year there were roughly the same number of EPCs done each month until the end of July, so it will be interesting to see if that is repeated this year. This of course groups both residential and commercial properties and those for sale as well as for rent in all...

Some 6 years and 8 months since the legal requirement was brought in for Energy Performance Certificates to be carried out, the Canarian Government's official register shows that 231,646 certificates have now been registered. Thus, 1,646 more residential and commercial properties have been inspected and issued their certificate in the month of February 2020. This is approximately 600 certificates less than the monthly average of 2,280 over 2019, most likely due to the festive time off over around the beginning of January.

Entering a new decade and a full 6 years and 7 months since the legal requirement was introoduced for Energy Performance Certificates to be carried out throughout Spain, the Canarian Government's official register shows that approximately 230,000 certificates have now been registered. Thus 2,400 more residential and commercial properties have been inspected and issued their certificate in the month of December. With the average number of certificates registered each month running at 2,277 over the last year December 2019 has finished the year on a high! The number of certificates carried out this December also equals the total number of certificates carried out last December. Now all there is to do is to see what 2020 has in store!

Some six and a half years have now passed since the legal requirement was brought in for Energy Performance Certificates to be carried out in Spain and it can be seen from the Canarian Government's official register that a total of 227,590 certificates have now been prepared and duly registered. This means that 2,380 certificates have been carried during the month of November, almost the same number as in the same month last year. This of course groups both residential and commercial properties and those for sale as well as for rent in all of the Islands which together form the Canaries.


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