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EPC for the communal parts of an apartment building

Currently, the EPC (or Energy Performance certificate) is mandatory at the sale or rent of an apartment or house. From 2022 on, an EPC for the communal parts of apartment buildings situated in Flanders must be provided. It will be possible to obtain such a certificate from 2020 on.

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Mandatory charging point for apartment buildings

The rise of electric cars should be supported... Europe has been working on new building regulations in order to stimulate sales. As a result, the installation of charging points for electric cars or the cabling for these will be a mandatory requirement for new or renovated buildings with more than ten parking spaces.

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Rules on tenants keeping pets: written consent from the landlord will still be required!

At the end of August 2018, Flemish Animal Welfare Minister Ben Weyts reached an agreement with Verenigde Eigenaars (United Property Owners) regarding the keeping of pets in rented houses or apartments. From now on, it will not be permitted to simply refuse to allow tenants to keep pets in rented properties. Naturally, the situation will also depend on whether the tenant lives in a house or an apartment.

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