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Energy Certificate in Poland – new document required for property sales

Are you considering buying property in Poland? Starting from 28 April 2023, a person selling or renting a house or flat in Poland will have to submit an energy certificate to a notary. Failure to provide the document will be punishable by a fine, on which we will be advised by the notary if the document is not provided.

Energy certificate

The energy certificate is a document that indicates the energy requirements of a building or flat. Since 2009, these certificates have been mandatory for newly constructed houses and flats. From now on, the obligation will apply to all properties, except for, inter alia, buildings under conservation protection, industrial and commercial buildings not equipped with energy-consuming installations.

New requirements

The new requirements result from an amendment to the Construction Law. Lack of a document when a property is sold or rented will expose the owner to a fine. The obligation to prepare certificates for flats being put into use will fall on the developer, while the cost of obtaining them for older flats and houses will be charged to the owners. The cost of obtaining an energy certificate ranges from several hundred to one thousand PLN.

When Energy Certificate will be mandatory?

Energy certificate will be required to:

  • sell, or
  • lease

the property located in Poland.

Do you own a property in Poland and need help gathering the necessary documentation for its sale?

If you have questions about the sale of a property in Poland, please contact our Real Estate team.

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