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Owners of energy-intensive homes are selling their property, not repairing it. With the new laws on thermal sieves and the calculation of the new DPE, what was to happen has happened.

The upcoming housing crisis?

All owners of energy-intensive homes for rent have a commitment to repair, but what we feared is happening. More and more owners who rent thermo coils prefer to sell rather than repair and do the work.

Indeed, the real estate market is experiencing strong turbulence. The battle with thermal colanders has already begun. From next year, it will be prohibited to lease facilities marked G to DPE and consuming more than 450 kWh / m2 per year. By 2025, the ban will affect all G-rated homes, regardless of consumption. The ban will apply to Class F goods until 2028 and to Class E goods in 2034.

A note from the General Council on Sustainable Development states that 4.8 million homes are classified F or G. But this estimate, published in 2020, does not take into account the new DPE. The calculation method has been changed and the number of thermal colanders will increase from 15% of the stock to 25%. Thus, in France there will be from 8 to 9 million very energy-intensive houses (class F or G). According to a study by SeLoger and MeilleursAgents, “only in 2021, 12.9% of real estate offered for sale on our sites fell into the category of thermal colanders.”

Too short a period and too low financial aid means that owners are more likely to lose their property than repair it. Bien’Ici’s classifieds site has released its latest statistics on RMC, and it’s shocking: the drop in rental offers is huge.

The right time to invest?

A year ago, 40% of real estate, studios and two-bedroom apartments with a G rating were bought and 60% rented out. Today, the opposite is happening: 75% of energy-intensive small homes are for sale, and only 25% are for rent.

This reversal will give potential buyers a lot of room for negotiation. Moreover, this was achieved in the midst of a price shock, sometimes with a significant drop in prices. In 6 months, three G-rated coins lost more than 3% in value, and four coins even lost almost 6%. The rental market followed the same trend: rents for G-rated studios fell by 7.2% in six months.

If energy-intensive homes lose value, high-performance homes will benefit. As for the condominium, Class B real estate grew by an average of 2.3% in six months. Prices for large four-room and more rooms even increase by almost 3.5%. As for houses, DPEs with A rating earn the most with a price increase of more than 5% for the best small houses.

The distribution of these thermal sieves in the territory is very uneven. Thus, studies show that in the mountains (Hautes-Alpes, Cantal, etc.) a large proportion of the location, classified as F or G, to a large extent. Instead, on average, energy sieves on the coast are rarer.

“This dichotomy, in particular, can be explained by the greater need for heating in the mountains than in the coastal departments. Similarly, a mild climate may be the reason for the low availability of energy-intensive housing in the south of France, “the study said.