Who is Certigo ?
Certigo. The recommended route for gaining housing certificates.
Consideration for the environment, efficient energy consumption and safety (in the home) is constantly growing. And rightly so. Homes, when letting out or selling, are increasingly subjected to more and more inspections. This is without doubt a good thing for the buyer or tenant. It is just not getting any easier to find one's way through the administrative intricacies; and this comes at a time when you already have other things going on in your mind.
Since July 1, 2008, the vendor of a residence or apartment whose electrical system dating back to before October 1, 1981, must submit an inspection report of the electrical installation to the notary.
The change of the EU Directive (see previous reference) has also made it mandatory to submit an Energy Performance Certificate when selling or renting residences, apartments, studios and the like.
The moment a residence is offered for sale or rent, an Energy Performance Certificate must be available. The Energy Performance Certificate is handed over to the purchasing party at the time of sale. As a matter of fact, the deed also includes a clause on this.
Tenants must receive a copy of the Energy Performance Certificate.
The Energy Performance Certificate shall inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of the building by assigning it with a score or an energy label.The Energy
Performance Certificate also contains a range of energy saving recommendations.
An Energy Performance Certificate can only be prepared by a certified energy expert. However, an electrical inspection may only be performed by a certified inspection body.
In order to save time and money it is recommended that the two inspections are carried out in one visit.
The solution: Certigo, an initiative by Immoweb and Vinçotte
Two big names in the world of housing and safety now therefore go hand in hand with one another. Immoweb, the undisputed leader in online estate agency, and Vinçotte, forerunner in the field of safety inspections, are launching Certigo. This initiative allows cutting-edge specialist energy and electricity checks to be completed quickly. This ensures that the residence can immediately be sold or let out according to the rules of the game. And both the vendor/buyer and the landlord/tenant can rest assured that matters will progress properly.
Initiators are market leaders within their sector. Immoweb is the first property site in Belgium and is the leader in the Belgian property market: every day there are more than 800 new properties online. Moreover, Immoweb is constantly developing into a complete portal site for everything relating to housing. For years now, Vinçotte has been an established asset in the fields of safety, the environment and quality. Worldwide more than 2,000 staff members provide around 130 specialist services within the fields of inspection, certification, consultancy and training for the most varied of applications including, amongst other things, ones relating to electricity, civil engineering and environmental protection.
The joint expertise of these two expert partners guarantees a service of the highest quality, within the agreed deadline, at a very competitive price.
Source : Déco Idées