Questions English 2018-02-15T16:17:29+00:00

No, there is no extra subsidization for the installation cost. However, the high sale price of the power produced to the Public Power Corporation (PPC)   (0,55 €/kW) ensures a high annual income that guarantees the recuperation of the investment within 5-12 years (depending on certain parameters regarding installation cost, sunshine, lending etc.). Seven years are considered an average recuperation period.

No. There is no demand for a power production permit. The Regulatory Authority for Energy is by no means involved in the whole process. You will have to sign two contracts with the Public Power Corporation (PPC). The first one concerns the connection of the photovoltaic system with the public network and the placement of the new electricity meter and the second one is the power sale contract. Nevertheless, you are obliged to notify the Regulatory Authority for Energy of the installation of the photovoltaic system.

The small size of a domestic photovoltaic system ensures that the amount of energy produced corresponds approximately to the amount consumed by the owner of the photovoltaic system. Therefore, there is no tax liability for the owner as regards energy release into the public network. The citizen-producer-consumer will have no tax or insurance liability (keeping accounting records, issue of invoices, insurance etc.), whether he or she is a trader or not.

Yes! For purely technical reasons (as, for example, saturated electricity network), the Public Power Corporation (PPC) reserves the right to refuse your application for a connection offer.

Any private individual or small business can directly participate in the program concerning domestic roof photovoltaic panels, as long as there is a connection with the Public Power Corporation (PPC). This means that the building in which the installation of the photovoltaic system will take place should have an electricity meter so as to be connected to the network of the Public Power Corporation (PPC). As for who is entitled to participate in the program, it is individuals who are non-traders and individual or legal persons who are traders and are classified as very small businesses (with a 10-person maximum staff and turnover up to 2 million euros). More specifically, the ones who are entitled to participate are either the owners of horizontal properties (condominiums) represented by the building manager, following a total agreement, or one of them after concession of use of the public space by the rest.

  • The first two digits of the code specify the prefecture in which the cadastral parcel is located ( eg. code 05 is the prefecture of Attica, code 19 is the prefecture of Thessaloniki). The administrational name concerns the Local Government Organizations (OTA in Greek), as they used to be with ‘Kapodistrias’ administrative division system, not as they are nowadays with ‘Kallicratis’ system.
  • The three digits that follow specify the Municipality or Community within the prefecture reported. The administrative name concerns the Local Government Organizations as they used to be with ‘Kapodistrias’ administrative division system.
  • The next two specify the ‘Cadastral Sector’
  • The next two specify the ‘Cadastral Unit’, which for urban areas is defined by the city block, while for rural areas it is defined by a group of neighboring cadastral parcels, which are preferably surrounded by natural borders.
  • The last three digits constitute the serial number of the cadastral parcel within the unit.
  • All transactions with Cadastre offices takes place with the National Cadastre Code Number.
  • If we do not know our own National Cadastre Code Number, we can search for it:
  1. In alphabetical indexes found in Cadastre offices for all individuals and legal persons. It should be noted that in alphabetical indexes one can find ALL real estate property owned by an individual or legal person in the particular Cadastre office, or
  2. By searching land registration maps by street name, number, place name etc.
  3. A third and more practical way is to find out the National Cadastre Code Number of a neighboring real estate property. It has been mentioned that National Cadastre Code Numbers are given to real estate properties in serial number sequence, so if we have the National Cadastre Code Number of a neighboring real estate property, then we search for the particular real estate property in the nearest National Cadastre Code Number. The search is even easier in blocks of flats, where the plot is the same for all flats and the only thing that is different is the ending, eg. 0/2 or 0/24.
  • If we cannot make it in these ways, then we can apply for a Cadastre Document Certificate for a particular individual or legal person, in which appear all National Cadastre Code Numbers with the real estate property referred to the particular individual or legal person we are looking for.
  • The certificates issued by the Cadastre Office are different from the ones issued so far by the land registry. To see the correspondence between the certificates issued so far by the land registry and the ones issued by the Cadastre Office now, see the relevant correspondence board between land registry certificates and Cadastre Office certificates.
  • As you may have already heard, real estate owners who wish to rent or transfer their real estate property are now obliged to issue an Energy Performance

Certificate in the Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals, that is, the renting contracts submitted via taxisnet.

It should be particularly noted that the issuing of the Energy Performance Certificate is obligatory by the law for every owner. More specifically, the Energy Performance Certificate is indispensable in case of rental or transfer of real estate property.

More specifically, with Article 58, par. 3 of Law 4342/2015, it is specified that the protocol number of the Energy Performance Certificate must be written on the electronic application ‘Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals’ of the site of the General Secretariat for Information Systems www.gsis.gr.

The term in question has been valid since the day the law was put into force, ie on 09/11/2015 and it also concerns transfers and rentals of real estate property.

When is the Energy Performance Certificate compulsory?

The Energy Performance Certificate is compulsory as long as there is no other valid Certificate – among others – during rental to a new building or building unit tenant. Furthermore, during sale or rental of buildings or building units, the Energy Performance Certificate or a copy of it is demonstrated by the owner to the prospective buyer or tenant and it is handed over to him or her if he/she decides to buy or rent it.

Furthermore, the above obligation has existed since 09/01/2011 and it applies:

  • Since 09/01/2011 for new building rentals
  • Since 09/12/2011 for new building unit rentals

A real estate property rental is considered to be the contract with which the owner undertakes the obligation to assign the use of the building or building unit to the tenant and the tenant undertakes the obligation to pay the agreed price as rent for as long as the renting relation lasts.

As mentioned above, the existence and appropriation of the Energy Performance Certificate during rental is verified with entering its details into the Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals, which has been obligatory since 09/11/2015.

Taking the above into consideration, obtaining a valid Energy Performance Certificate and entering its details into the electronic application of the Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals is mandatory, as long as the following are true:

  • The issuing of an Energy Performance Certificate is demanded by the law
  • There is a new rental contract for a new tenant who moves into the rented premises for the first time and
  • The submission of the Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals (not the date of drawing up a possible rental agreement) took place after the 9th of November 2015.

It is made clear that the persons liable for the above are obliged within 4 months from the issuing date of the present decision to issue (as long as they have not issued already) and complete the details of the Energy Performance Certificate in the relevant fields of the Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals.

Consequently, the above obligation for an Energy Performance Certificate does not exist:

  • In case of renewal or extension of the rental contract, as the tenant remains the same for the same real estate property
  • When, for any reason whatsoever, there is a transfer of the rental contract (eg. in the case of business transformations)

Finally, in rented building units with a total useful surface of less than 50 square meters, for which the Energy Performance Certificate has been rendered mandatory since 01/01/2016, there is no obligation for the existence of a valid Energy Performance Certificate and for entering its details into the electronic application of the Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals, provided that:

  • The issuing date of the written rental agreement, as this is entered into the field ‘Date of issuing of agreement’ of the Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals, is earlier than the 1st of January 2016 or
  • The submission date of the Declaration of Information Details of Real Estate Rentals is earlier than the 1st of January 2016, in case a private rental agreement has not been drawn up.

Fines for not issuing an Energy Performance Certificate

It should be pointed out that in case of not issuing the certificate in question, a fine from 1000 to 10.000 euros is imposed on the recipient by law, namely the owner or the authorized (by the owner) representative for managing the real estate property. Finally, the issuing of the Certificate must precede the signing of the contract between the owner and the tenant, as in every real estate rental the protocol number of the Certificate must be written on the private or notarial rental contract.

 

 

 

Energy Performance Certificate – Supporting documents:

  1. The title deed (any title deed, eg from parental grant, inheritance acceptance, donation, transfer, purchase etc.)
  2. The National Cadastre Code Number, that is, the Protocol Number of the Declaration and the Property Code Number. In case you are unable to find it, you can check out the site of ‘Ktimatologio A.E.’ (Cadastre) ( Normally, it is required for the complete issuing of the Certificate. If the declaration process in the municipality where the real estate belongs has not been completed, or if this number cannot be found, the Certificate can be issued with a note that it has not been given yet.
  3. Building permit: No building permit is required for real estate property built before 14/03/1983.
  4. Copies of architectural designs – footprint or sketch (if we do not have one, we issue it for 10 or 20 euros, depending on the square meters of our flat.
  5. Burner maintenance sheet: If you use heating in the real estate property or if there is no recent maintenance sheet available, we would like, when we come over for an autopsy, to have access to the boiler room, so that the necessary measurements take place.It relies on more general energy saving, through proper designing, prediction and proper selection of building materials – environmentally friendly – which enhance the positive traits of the building.

We study and design with you, so that we achieve a harmonious result by combining your personal choices with our own scientific training, experience and architectural perception.

The prerequisites for the energy upgrading of a residence are the following: it has to be a main and legal residence and it also has to be rated in class D or lower in the first Energy Performance Certificate issued by the building energy certifier. It is essential that the certificate must have been issued based on the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), which was published in mid-July. Therefore, older certificates cannot be used.

  1. In the case of detached houses or isolated flats, the application should be signed by the one who has the right of ownership (complete or bare ownership) of the real estate property or its usufruct. Moreover, residences acquired recently can also form part of the program, provided the beneficiaries have first registered the residence on E9. The same also applies to buildings that were not inhabited during the year corresponding to the tax declaration that was submitted along with the application, on condition that they were used as main residence during one of the two previous years. Also, a block of flats as a whole will have a chance of taking part in the ‘Saving’ program. The prerequisite for this is the block of flats to be mainly used as residence and common energy-saving interventions to be made possible. In this case, an application is submitted by the representative of the block of flats following a general meeting, which is accompanied by a certificate for the whole block of flats and with which are connected the individual applications of flat owners who wish to upgrade their flats. The owners who do not wish to upgrade their flat or will not take part in the ‘Saving’ program, will contribute with their own funds to the cost of the common interventions.

 

  • 11) What is the role of the Building Energy Certifier in the program?

 

Before the online process, the first step will be the energy certification by a building energy certifier for the issuing of the Energy Performance Certificate and the selection of the interventions that will bring about the greatest energy saving possible. After that, the ones interested will be able to visit the portal for the submission of the application, filling in the above data, the budget of the interventions and their financial details. In order to fill in the form they can use a work consultant. If their application is accepted, then the corresponding subsidy sum will be bound, while in case they choose a bank loan, after signing the loan contract, they will be able to withdraw as a down payment up to the 70% of the loan. The remaining sum, as well as the subsidy, will be released following the completion of the interventions and the issuing of the second Energy Performance Certificate that will prove that the aim was achieved, after the total check is completed.

  1. With a view to the energy upgrade of a building in the framework of the ‘Saving’ program, the certifier may decide to place heat insulation on the building envelope and replace door and window frames and glazing. As far as electromechanical equipment is concerned, one of the expenses that can be chosen regards the installation of a solar-thermal system for water heating or space heating, as well as a heating system using oil, natural gas, biomass or heat pump.
  2. In the expenses covered, VAT is included for any kind of purchase or payment, as well as work cost with IKA social security contributions when needed. Moreover, necessary works may be included, such as scaffolding or waterproofing.
  3. In any case, however, within 9 months from the issuing date of the subsumption decision, the beneficiary must have uploaded the necessary supporting documentation, as well as the certifying declaration for the completion of the work on the electronic platform, which means that all interventions must have been completed earlier.

It is based on overall energy saving through proper design, prediction and the right choice of building materials – environmentally friendly – which reinforce the positive elements of the building.

We study and design with you in order to achieve a harmonious result, by combining your own personal choices with our own scientific expertise, experience and architectural perception.

Before the online process, the first step will be the energy certification by a building energy certifier for the issuing of the Energy Performance Certificate and the selection of the interventions that will bring about the greatest energy saving possible. After that, the ones interested will be able to visit the portal for the submission of the application, filling in the above data, the budget of the interventions and their financial details. In order to fill in the form they can use a work consultant. If their application is accepted, then the corresponding subsidy sum will be bound, while in case they choose a bank loan, after signing the loan contract, they will be able to withdraw as a down payment up to the 70% of the loan. The remaining sum, as well as the subsidy, will be released following the completion of the interventions and the issuing of the second Energy Performance Certificate that will prove that the aim was achieved, after the total check is completed.

With a view to the energy upgrade of a building in the framework of the ‘Saving’ program, the certifier may decide to place heat insulation on the building envelope and replace door and window frames and glazing. As far as electromechanical equipment is concerned, one of the expenses that can be chosen regards the installation of a solar-thermal system for water heating or space heating, as well as a heating system using oil, natural gas, biomass or heat pump.

In the expenses covered, VAT is included for any kind of purchase or payment, as well as work cost with IKA social security contributions when needed. Moreover, necessary works may be included, such as scaffolding or waterproofing.

In any case, however, within 9 months from the issuing date of the subsumption decision, the beneficiary must have uploaded the necessary supporting documentation, as well as the certifying declaration for the completion of the work on the electronic platform, which means that all interventions must have been completed earlier.