Climate and Resilience Law | What impact for owners?

Climate and resilience law

The Climate and Resilience Law (LOI n° 2021-1104) was published on August 24, 2021 to fight against climate change and to create resilience.

The stated ambition of the text is to participate in achieving “carbon neutrality” by 2050. The building has a decisive role to play in the pursuit of this objective. Building represents 44% of the energy consumed in France (far ahead of the transport sector at 31,3%) and 22% of greenhouse gas emissions, ie more than 123 million tonnes of CO2 each year.

It is decisive for the real estate sector, but what are the concrete impacts for owners?


Plan energy renovations for energy-intensive housing

La Climate and Resilience law imposes measures to reduce the number of energy-intensive dwellings (classes F and G) by promoting their energy renovation.

The objective being that all of the dwellings considered as “thermal sieves” be renovated within ten years.

Several aids for energy renovation exist to support households in this work, and in particular the most modest households.

Climate and Resilience Insulation Law


Prohibition to increase rents between two rentals without renovations

For all residential leases entered into, renewed or tacitly renewed as of August 25, 2022 (or July 1, 2024 for overseas departments and regions), the Climate and Resilience law prohibits any increase or annual review of rent in housing classified F and G, except after energy renovation work has been carried out.


Reclassification of indecent housing

Dwellings that do not meet the final energy consumption threshold of 450 kWh/m².year will be qualified as indecent dwellings for new or renewed leases.

These accommodations will be considered indecent from:

  • January 1, 2025, housing classified G
  • January 1, 2028, housing classified F and G
  • January 1, 2034, housing classified E, F and G


Obligation to carry out an energy audit

When selling or renting a property, it is mandatory to attach the energy performance diagnosis of the accommodation which has become enforceable.

It will also be mandatory to attach to the DPE, an energy audit when selling a single-ownership home from (deadlines for metropolitan France):

  • September 1, 2022 for accommodation classified F or G
  • January 1, 2025 for E-rated accommodation
  • January 1, 2034 for classified D housing

This audit should include:

Work proposals

The audit will present, at the very least, one proposal enabling a very high level of energy performance to be achieved and another proposal enabling it to fall below the threshold of 331 kilowatt hours.

An estimate of the cost of the work

The work proposals must be accompanied by an estimate of the associated amount, and the aid schemes for energy renovation must be mentioned.

An estimate of the energy saving gain

The audit must specify the theoretical impact of this work in terms of savings on the energy bill.

Bonds in co-ownership

In the main measures to support renovation in co-ownership, the Climate and Resilience law introduces the obligation to develop two tools:

1. Collective ECD

Any collective housing building for which the building permit was filed before January 1, 2013 has a DPE (renewed or updated every 10 years) except when a DPE carried out after July 1, 2021 indicates that the building is classified A, B or C.

2. Multi-Year Work Plan/work fund

Mandatory drafting of a multi-year work plan, updated every 10 years, including:

  • A list of the works necessary to safeguard the building, preserve the health and safety of the occupants and achieve energy savings and reduce GHG emissions
  • An estimate of the level of performance
  • An estimate of the cost and prioritization of the work
  • A proposed schedule for the work whose completion appears necessary in the next 10 years

In parallel with the Multiannual Works Plan (PPT), the works fund, which until then did not concern the smallest condominiums of less than 10 lots, will become compulsory, regardless of size.
This fund will be used to:

  • Carrying out the work planned in the PPT
  • General technical diagnostics of the co-ownership
  • And all the work necessary to safeguard the building or to achieve energy savings not provided for in the PPT.


O'Plus Real Estate | Other real estate

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