LIKE many laws in Cyprus the Energy Performance of Buildings (Energy Certification of Buildings) Regulations 2009 (K.D.P.164/2009) has been generally ignored by all; that is until quite recently.
But it now seems that the authorities have at last woken from their Rip Van Winkle slumber as it has been reported that some estate agents have been fined for marketing properties without the required Energy Performance Certificates (EPC).
Owners who are planning to put their house up for sale must provide potential buyers with an EPC. If they are using the services of an estate agent to market their property, they must also provide their agent with an EPC.
Similarly, landlords are required to provide an EPC to new tenants as part of the letting process.
The law requires an EPC inspection to be carried out on all homes that are built, sold or rented after January 1st 2010. EPCs can only be issued by accredited specialists of the Energy Service of the Cyprus government and they are valid for 10 years
The maximum fine for advertising/selling/letting a property without an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is €30,000.
The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MCIT) has published a list of accredited specialists (in Greek) as a spreadsheet that you may down by clicking here.