Energy performance certificate requirements for properties in Spain

Updated 2 months ago | 3 min read time

Spanish government regulations may require you to obtain an energy performance certificate and display this at your property and on your property page on our platform. This article contains information to help you understand and comply with these requirements.

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About the regulations

From 3 June 2022, Spanish government regulations require most properties in Spain to have an energy performance certificate if they have a useful area of more than 500 square metres. This includes public residential buildings such as hotels, holiday apartments (apartamentos turísticos) and other properties used as short-term rental accommodation. It’s important that you check whether your property is affected by these rules, since the definition of different types of property can vary from region to region.

If your property needs an energy performance certificate, you must also display this on site and wherever your property is advertised – including on our platform. To do this, please make sure you upload a copy of the certificate to the image gallery displayed on your property page on our platform.

Your energy performance certificate will be valid for 10 years from the date it’s issued, after which you’ll need to renew it. Keep in mind that if you don’t comply with the requirements of the regulations, you may receive a fine from the Spanish authorities of €300-€1,000 per violation.

Adding your certificate to your property page

Once you have your energy performance certificate, please make sure you upload a copy of it to the image gallery displayed on your property page on our platform.

You can upload a copy of the full certificate or a smaller form, as long as the coloured energy efficiency scale (from A to G) is included and clearly visible to potential guests looking at your property.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log in to the extranet
  2. Click on Property and then click on Photos
  3. Click on Add photos
  4. Select the photo you want to upload from your computer

Keep in mind that you’ll need to upload the copy of your certificate in ‘.jpg’ or ‘.png’ format. The minimum recommended size for uploading is 1280x900 pixels (1.15 megapixels) – the higher the resolution, the better.

To find out more about uploading photos to your property page’s photo gallery, take a look at this article.

More information

To find out more about the regulations, including details on requirements, eligibility and exemptions, take a look at this Spanish government website.

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