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from September, the DPE will no longer suffice for the sale

As of September 1, if you are selling a very energy-intensive house, you will have to provide an energy audit to the buyer. The details of Charlie Cailloux, legal adviser for Pparticular to particular.

franceinfo: Is the energy audit not the same thing as the DPE?

Charlie Pebbles: No, it’s not the same thing: the audit is in addition to the energy performance diagnosis. If the DPE shows that the accommodation is classified as F or G, the seller must provide the buyer, upon signing the compromise, with this energy audit, which is much more detailed than the DPE.

We must immediately make an important clarification: not all thermal sieves are concerned, only individual houses and single-ownership buildings (which belong to a single person). Sales of condominium lots are therefore not affected by this audit.

You said that the audit was more detailed than the DPE, what information does this energy audit include?

The energy audit is a more in-depth analysis of energy losses which should allow the auditor to propose two work programs. The first program provides for several stages, several phases of work. Initially, the works must make it possible to reach the energy class E, then to reach the letter C then the letter B.

The second program proposes a global renovation, to reach letter B in one go. In both cases, the audit must give an estimate of the projected energy gains, the cost of the work to be undertaken as well as the aid that can be triggered.

Do we agree that the law does not require the seller to do work before selling?

No, of course, like the DPE, this audit is information for the buyer, information that allows him to make an offer knowingly, specifically to negotiate the selling price downwards. In any case, the seller’s obligation is only to inform the buyer, not to do the work. Well, he still has to pay for this energy audit (between 500 and 1,500 euros for a house depending on its size).

Who will be responsible for carrying out this audit? Who should you contact?

It is essentially the diagnosticians who will be able to carry out these audits, diagnosticians who are also asking for a postponement of the obligation to January 1, 2023, the time to train technicians to deal with the programmed influx of files: the ministry estimates that 4.8 million the number of thermal sieves in France but this figure is certainly underestimated. And faced with the obligation of work for rentals in F and G, some landlords will prefer to sell.

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