Heat filter: “We give the owners the means to finance” the work, assures the minister for energy transformation

The ban on renting G-rated flats must take effect from 1 January 2025.

“We give owners the means to finance” housing renovation work, secured On Friday, November 3, Minister of Energy Transformation Agnès Pannier-Runacher, guest 8:30 franceinfo, while the ban on the rental of thermal grids for housing classified as G must hit from January 1, 2025.

“We’re talking about a job that could take a few weeks to a few months. We’re not talking about a job that takes a year and blocks a lease.”wanted to reassure the minister in the face of the concerns of owners of old or poorly insulated apartments. “We finance owners up to 90% in certain situations, up to 40% in other situations and they pass on the payment for the heat filters to their tenants”, she said. To support the owners to carry out the necessary renovation work, the Minister said that the Govt “gave 50% more money to thermal renovation aid”. In July, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne announced an increase in the budget for MaPrimRenov’ from 2.4 to 4 billion euros for individuals.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher reconfirmed that the ban on renting G-rated accommodation will apply to new tenancies from 1 January 2025. “The question arises when the tenant leaves the accommodation and moves to another accommodation”she elaborated before adding that this item has three times the power consumption of normal. “Behind the heat filters are completely degraded living conditions, in winter you are cold, in summer you are hot, you probably have mold because the accommodation is poorly ventilated, it is such accommodation – we are talking here, it is not accommodation that is not very well insulated“, she explained. “It’s a matter of dignity”insisted Agnès Pannier-Runacher.

Fraud checks on the rise

In parallel, “we provide the means to fight fraud”, said the Minister for Energy Transition. Checks will increase by “30%”, she announced. “Every year we have around 170,000 all-inclusives and we want to exceed 220,000″, she set herself the goal. “It’s a matter of trust”, she repeated. These checks will be targeted “rather companies, because in the fraud schemes we have, it’s mainly companies that are in charge, rather less individuals”she emphasized. “The task of these inspections is to find out during, in the middle of the construction site or at the end of the construction site, whether what was planned in the estimate and what is subsidized by the state was correctly carried out and actually carried out.”explained Agnès Pannier-Runacher.

The aim is to reassure the French of the quality of the work and to ensure that those who try to finally capture this important assistance providedANDon” be sanctioned, while in 2022 there were more than 10,000 consumer complaints regarding embezzlement in renovation works or even abuse of telephone canvassing. “There are good reflexes: never take a cold call.” It’s strictly prohibited in thermal renovations, so that means it’s probably a scam.”she recalled.

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