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Energy certificate ... on older buildings - a stealth tax ?

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Hi there,

Ref: The registration of a previously un-registered casiita / ruin. Moving on from adverts in our previous question can someone tell us how we can arrange an energy certificate 'ourselves' ? We are being quoted 300 euros plus but are told we can arrange one ourselves for less. But how exactly ??

Obviously only an 'engineer' can sign the certificate off but has anyone knowledge of a cheaper one ? How much of this fee is a tax to go to Lisbon and how much to the engineer for his signature ?

The point being that this casita has not been occupied by humans for maybe 100 years - if at all. It has its original roof on with gaps in it and no door so any energy measurement will be a joke anyway.

Or is the whole business of energy certificates - on older buildings - a stealth tax or a scam for imobiliarias and their tame 'in-house' engineers?

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It's the EU, prices are linked to value, the cheapest deal I got was through estate agent, with a Central Co. The "local" registered people where dearer.
To arrange yourself you need to find a locally/nationally registered person , who are generally architects.
Are they any use, on older property probably not, but then neither is the UK's seller Pack.

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