The German state took notice of the Romanians who settled there, especially those who bought their houses. Thus, it can be considered a hard blow for all Romanians in Germany who own houses. The fines given by the German state amount to tens of thousands of euros.
Romanians in Germany, liable to fines of 50,000 euros. What they all have to do
Germany already has to comply with European directives regarding the energy performance of falls. As many Romanians also live in Germany, the laws will affect them as well.
The Energy Performance of Homes Directive, which aims to make all European homes zero-emission, requires existing home owners to carry out extensive renovations.
The houses will no longer sell without being renovated
Thus, properties that do not meet the new energy efficiency requirements imposed by the EU EPBD Directive will not be able to be sold. Those who do not obey the law must know that the fine can reach up to 50,000 euros.
Also, the president of the Central Housing Association in Germany criticizes the European Parliament for the new directive on the energy efficiency of old homes. He warned the population about the large fines.
The amuses are huge
“If the owners refuse to carry out the mandatory renovation of the property, they will receive a fine of up to 50,000 euros,” Axel Gedaschko told the Morgenpost newspaper.
Renovation costs, huge too
In addition, experts claim that a mandatory renovation is very expensive, between 80,000 euros and 120,000 euros for a single home. Renovating a building to reduce emissions to zero involves replacing windows, insulating the basement and attic ceiling, as well as replacing radiators and the heating system.
“The directive, as it stands, is a disaster for people with low and middle incomes, who represent the majority of renters,” added Axel Gedaschko.
Apartment centrals, banned from 2029
On the other hand, the European Commission announced that in 2029, apartment plants will be banned, a fact that will also affect Romanians. That is, from 2029 without apartment heating plants. The heating would be done at block thermal plants or at the public heating system.
Thus, the sale of gas central heating systems will be prohibited starting from 2029 throughout the European Union, including in Romania, according to a draft directive.
Prohibition of sales of individual gas thermal power plants in the EU starting January 1, 2029 appears in the draft amendment of the current Ecodesign directive.
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