We are still waiting to see the first Energy Certificate issued by the Junta de Andalucía. However, as a sign of things to come, we note that a Bill in Scotland regarding stamp duty (tax on the sale of a property) has had the following amendment proposed – ‘payment relief introduced which would see the tax vary according to the energy performance of a property as measured by Energy Performance Certificates.’
Make sure that the energy certificate survey is done accurately as it will surely affect taxes paid and house values in the future. A cheap surveyor may not even visit the house, just fill in the forms with the minimum from the Catastral certificate. A false saving that could cost dear in the future. It takes time to do it properly, so if the fee is less than 200€ euro you should begin to have your doubts. ………..