I have a property for sale and I have been contacted by the agency telling me that by law I need to have an energy certificate to put the property up for sale, if it is not 'on file', I could be fined 10,000 and the agency could be fined 30,000 kn. I thought the certificate was only required to complete a sale, not to list a property for sale. Can anybody clarify the law on this ?
If you want to sell it you will need the energy rating so you might as well just get it done. I had to get one on my cottage in Scotland before I could let it.
Martin, I'm no expert but from what I discern from the media, there should be no affect to rental agreements. That's not to say that an owner wont adjust his rental price to cover the cost of getting an energy certificate if he's planning on selling.
hello. Can anybody point me to an english version of what documentation is required , and the process involved, in obtaining such a certificate. How long is the certificate valid for..somebody said 10 years??. Are architectural plans/drawings of the house required and what exactly is the documentation required from utility companies etc . Is there a quick guide to any of the above on the web. Is the service carried out by arcitectural companies or is there a list of approved companies and costs. Looking for somebody reputable in zadar area...been let down so many times in the past out here. Any help guidance would be appreciated.. Hvalahttp://images.proboards.com/v5/smiley/browraise.png
To list the property with an agency you do not need the energy certificate, but the agency cannot advertise, neither can you, your property in newspaper listings without an energy certificate. But yes, if you avoid newspapers and magazine ads and only advertise through the internet you do not need your energy certificate until you complete the sale. However, most people now ask for the energy certificate before seeing a property as they want to compare prices and looks of a house and energy efficiency as well as other variables online, so best to get your energy certificate if you can afford it.
Also the only property that does need an energy certificate is a ruin, or a stable, or unfinished property without a roof and windows.
same people that run branches of gvt back in the commy days are still in those positions today. i was informed at a meeting where someone was explaining how permits were obtained in the 70s. everyone had to face a beurocratic brick wall on steroids, then the commy party members would call you in for a meeting and depending on their own terms (which were or are only known to them) they would either let you work or they would blacklist you. thats why we have successful croatian immigrants all over the globe but very few in the homeland. so you can guess whos (or what political clique)is exporting croats on a conveyor belt these days (again). the fines for not having an energy rating certificate and the cost of obtaining one is ridiculous. not being able to sell your house if you dont have a finished facade? so if you dont have money, you want to sell the house you cant finish, so you put it up for sale and to add to your world of hurt..you get a fine for trying to sell it without an energy certificate. just bloody beautiful.
I "get" a lot of what you are saying Darko but you don't need a facade to sell your property, you don't even need it to be legally built but you do need an energy certificate. It doesn't matter your certificate is the worst of all the options, just having it is the key. Other than that, anyone can sell or buy anything, that's only a problem if the buyer doesn't know the truth. I have learned that bureaucracy is like going to a knife fight - so bring a gun. A BIG gun.