Higher penalty amounts for lack of energy label for dwellings
As of this month, new penalty amounts apply if a home does not have a valid energy label upon sale or completion. The fine for private individuals will be € 435 (was € 170). If a company makes a mistake, it will be fined € 870 (was € 340). This is stated in the new policy rule effective November 1st. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) is responsible for the supervision and enforcement of energy labels of homes on behalf of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK).
Energy advisor visits home for registration of energy label.
Sellers of homes must provide a valid energy label to the buyer at the time of sale and completionAs of the 1st of January 2021, this requires an energy advisor to visit the home on site to make the energy performance calculation and register the energy label. Obtaining a simplified energy label, with assessment of remote evidence, is no longer possible from this year. The old penalty amount was derived from the cost of a simplified label. Because the new energy label is more expensive, the fines have been adjusted upward for sufficient deterrence.
1,090 fines in 2021
In the past year, the ILT has imposed 1,090 fines via register inspections on persons or companies who sold a house without an energy label. The ILT can find this out by comparing the transfer data from the Land Registry and the database of valid energy labels from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The ILT will continue to check for the presence of energy labels during the sale and delivery of homes.