DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE RENOVATION OBLIGATION?
A variety of climate targets have been outlined at Flemish, national and European level. One of these objectives is that all homes should be climate neutral by 2050. This means that every home must have energy label A, which corresponds to an EPC rating below 100 kWh/m² per year, by 2050.
In order to meet this ambitious climate target, all homes and flats with energy label E or F purchased from 2023 onwards will be required to be renovated to energy label D, or higher, within 5 years.
Label D, however, is only a first and intermediate step. Suppose the property is resold afterwards, it is up to the new owner to renovate again. That’s because acquisitions from 2028 onwards will require renovation to energy label C, or higher. The ultimate objective is for all single-family homes to have energy label A by 2050.
At the moment, only ‘new owners’ are affected. In the long term, however, it is expected that other property owners will also be required to carry out renovation work in order to slow climate change.
With a view to being ready to face the future and remaining attractive in the housing market, energy-consuming homes should therefore be thoroughly renovated to be energy-efficient as soon as possible.