Prices can be up to 14% higher for greener homes

The DPE energy certificate is one of the diagnostics that a house seller must provide. All property adverts must show it and if an advert is for a copropriété, it must also show the average annual energy charges you might pay.

Energy efficiency is increasingly affecting property prices in France, with better performing homes attracting prices of up to 14% higher than average ones.

Since January 1, 2011, any advertisement selling a flat or house should include the property’s energy and greenhouse gas classification. It is up to the seller to have a Diagnostic de Performance Energétique (DPE) survey carried out.

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